Solving the next step in the mystery of prions

25 junio 2015

Working towards the ultimate goal to develop therapeutics to treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and BSE (Mad Cow Disease), scientists are investigating the physical principles underlying the formation of misfolded protein aggregates. The aggregates of misfolded proteins — proteins that clump together in the ‘wrong’ structure — feature prominently in these fatal degenerative diseases.