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Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD, also known as Jakob–Creutzfeldt disease) is one of a group of rare fatal brain diseases caused by proteins called prions. The termprion is the name coined by Stanley Prusiner, for “proteinaceous infectious particles,” to describe ...

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