Fish study holds hope for CJD drug


WE KNOW that rogue prions cause CJD and mad cow disease, but what normally folded prion proteins do has been a mystery, because experimental mice without them are almost normal. Now Edward Málaga-Trillo and colleagues at the University of Konstanz in Germany have discovered that depriving zebrafish of prions has a much more obvious effect. This holds out hope for future drug development (PLoS Biology, DOI:
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