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The Prion Protein Has a Good Side? You Bet

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Science  24 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5764, pp. 1091
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5764.1091

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Prion diseases are caused when a normal but enigmatic protein misfolds and turns deadly. New work is beginning to unravel what this protein does in the first place. (Read more.)