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Mad Cow's Path to Brain Discovered

06 March 2009

ITALY - An Italian researcher said she's figured out how the human mad cow disease travels from the stomach to the brain.

Chiara Zurzolo, a biology professor at Naples University, said the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease prion uses the body's immune system to travel to the brain. The prion then starts killing brain neurons, which leads to dementia, ANSA reported Thursday.

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Source: Times Of The Internet


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