Don’t breathe the prions

January 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Wired Science has a story on a recent paper in PLoS Pathogens that shows that mice exposed to airborne scrapie prions all get sick and die — with the exception of one group that only got a very small dose.  If you give prions by mouth, they’re about 5 orders of magnitude less infectious.  Yike.

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