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Prions: On the Trail of Killer Prions

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This site provides a history of prions timeline. The timeline includes photos and information pertaining to each time period. There is also a section on explaining the mystery of Kuru and the controversy behind prions. Students can click a link to read more about Kuru and the prion controversy. In addition, there is a slideshow describing what a prion is, how prions replicate and how prions kill. Finally, there is a survey of spongiform diseases in humans, goats, sheep, cattle, deer and elk. 
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: October 04, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 27, 2013
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Submitter: Jim Bidlack
Keywords: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, spongiform disease, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, sheep, Scrapie, Fatal Familial Insomnia, Kuru, cattle, Chronic Wasting Disease, prions, human

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