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View Resource The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute Has Today Decided to Award the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 1997 to Stanley B. Prusiner for His Discovery of Prions - a New Biological Principle of Infection

The Nobel Foundation contains the news release from the Karolinska Institutet summarizing the presentation of the Nobel Prize to Dr. Stanley Prusiner for prion research, along with a ShockWave animation illustrating the concept. Although prion research has been going on for over 25 years, the scientific and medical communities have only recently acknowledged the existence of prions and there...

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1997/summary/
View Resource Prion Diseases and the BSE Crisis

"Prion Diseases" is an article written by Dr. Prusiner in Science. Although prion research has been going on for over 25 years, the scientific and medical communities have only recently acknowledged the existence of prions and there remains serious debate over their role in a variety of neurological diseases. The name "prion" is derived from "proteinaceous infectious particles," and was coined by...

http://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/data/prusiner/245.xht...
View Resource Cow Madness

Mad Cows: The Why Files, provided by the University of Wisconsin, provides brief information on Mad Cow disease in layperson's language with hypertext links. Although prion research has been going on for over 25 years, the scientific and medical communities have only recently acknowledged the existence of prions and there remains serious debate over their role in a variety of neurological...

https://whyfiles.org/012mad_cow/