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Fatal Protein: The Story of CJD, BSE and other Prion Diseases

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By: Rosalind M Ridley and Harry F Baker

249 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | #98425 | ISBN-13: 9780198524816
Out of Print Details
Hardback | Dec 1998 | #83752 | ISBN: 0198524358
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About this book

Presents a clear and authoritative account of prion diseases for the non-specialist. All aspects are covered, including genetics, clinical aspects, laboratory research, epidemiology, and field studies.


Contents

1: A peculiar protein; 2: Concerning sheep; 3: Kuru, a story of cannibalism; 4: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the emergence of a disease entity; 5: In the laboratory; 6: In the genes; 7: Transgenes, transplants, and test-tubes; 8: Down on the farm - BSE; 9: New variant CJD, a disease of old age in young people; 10: What kind of disease is this?

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