Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder exhibiting far-reaching clinical manifestations, with recent research focusing on gut-brain interactions involving the gut microbiota. However, researchers understand little about the link between … Continue Reading Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson’s could start in the gut.
Prions are proteins in which the complex molecular three-dimensional folding process has simply gone astray. For reasons not yet understood, the misfolding nature of prions is associated to their ability … Continue Reading Study shows that the prion protein plays a role in depression.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD), an infectious disease caused by prions, affects North American elk and deer, but has not been observed in humans. Using a mouse model that expresses an … Continue Reading Small loop in human prion protein shown to prevent chronic wasting disease.