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Protein sheds insight into spread of vCJD to the brain

A protein linked to the immune system could play a key role in helping scientists understand how vCJD spreads throughout the body.The disease occurs when corrupted proteins - known as prions - accumulate in the spleen, lymph nodes and tonsils - before spreading to the brain where the disease...

Published on 2 December 2011, 08:29