Test for early detection of BSE, vCJD on horizon?

Orellana, Claudia
July 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/24/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 2, p199
Academic Journal
Reports on protein misfolding cyclic amplification, a method for detecting abnormal prion proteins developed by a research team in Switzerland. Application of the method to the diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) disease; How the method works; Possibility of applying this technique to diagnosing other diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.


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