CJD study brings fresh hope in quest for treatments
From Jen Middleton
Scientists have developed a new system to study Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the laboratory, paving the way for research to find treatments for the fatal brain disorder. The team have devised a method of studying the abnormal proteins responsible for the disease – called prions – in specialised brain cells grown from stem cells.
Full details of this research are available here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2017/brain-cell-advance-brings-hope-for-cjd
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