And we need this … because … for what positive purpose…?

…And we need this … because … for what positive purpose…???

A deadly, contagious human brain protein was just made in the lab for the first time


This is how horror movies start.Prions are terrifying proteins responsible for a number of devastating, infectious brain diseases – and for the first time, scientists have synthesised an artificial human prion in a lab.But instead of starting some kind of zombie pandemic, the product of this research could actually help develop treatments for prion diseases."This accomplishment represents a watershed," says neurologist Jiri G. Safar of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine."Until now our …
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