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Fast forward to a sensitive test for prion diseases

Tudor Toma

Genome Biology 2001, 2:spotlight-20010615-01  doi:10.1186/gb-spotlight-20010615-01

Published: 15 June 2001

In vitro acceleration of the protein conversion process induced by pathological prions can be used as a simple blood test to diagnose variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.