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Medicine | The Pathological Protein - Mad Cow, Chronic Wasting, and Other Deadly Prion Diseases

The Pathological Protein

Mad Cow, Chronic Wasting, and Other Deadly Prion Diseases

Volume package: Copernicus

Yam, Philip

2003, XVIII, 286 p.

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Prions are an entirely new class of pathogens, and scientists are just beginning to understand them. This book tells the strange story of their discovery, and the medical controversies that swirl around them.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » death - medicine - prions

Related subjects » Medicine - Neurology - Neuroscience

Table of contents 

1. A Death in Devizes 2. Possessed 3. The Cannibal Disease 4. Neuro-Invasion 5. On the Trail of a Killer 6. Straining the Hypoothesis 7. Consuming Fears 8. The Human Toll 9. Blood Simple 10. Can It Happen Here?

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