How prions kill neurons: New culture system shows early toxicity to dendritic spines

Posted by on May 26, 2016 7:17 pm
Categories: health

Prion diseases are fatal and incurable neurodegenerative conditions of humans and animals. Yet, how prions kill nerve cells (or neurons) remains unclear. A new study describes a system in which to study the early assault by prions on brain cells of the infected host.

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