Prusiner, Stanley Ben

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Prusiner, Stanley Ben (1942-) is an American physician and medical researcher who discovered an infectious particle called the prion. For his discovery, Prusiner received the 1997 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.


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