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Deer excrete infectious prions in faeces

Prions are transmissible, proteinaceous agents that cause fatal neurodegenerative diseases. In deer elk moose prions cause chronic wasting disease (CWD). The incidence of CWD can be remarkably high both in captive and wild herds and epidemiological data suggest that efficient … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday PLoS Pathogens

PLoS Pathogens is two years old, and to celebrate, they’ve just published a list of the top ten papers downloaded from September 2005 to July 2007, so if you need to catch up on your reading: Carrageenan Is a Potent … Continue reading

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