Experimental Treatment Slows Prion Disease, Extends Life of Mice

"Scientists using an experimental treatment have slowed the progression of scrapie, a degenerative central nervous disease caused by prions, in laboratory mice and greatly extended the rodents' lives, according to a new report in JCI Insight.  The scientists used antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs), synthetic compounds that inhibit the formation of specific proteins.".......Source:  National Institute of Health [NIH] online newsletter 8/19

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