Mad Cow Disease

The Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Finding Brings Scientists One Step Closer To Parkinson’s Drug

The Van Andel Institute Wednesday announced that researchers at Lund University in Sweden have published a study detailing how Parkinson’s disease spreads through the brain. Experiments in rat models uncover a process previously used to explain mad cow disease, in which misfolded proteins travel from sick to healthy cells.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2012