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Detection and Characterization of Blood-borne Prions

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Blood contains the infectious agent associated with prion disease affecting several mammalian species, including humans, cervids, sheep, and cattle. It has been confirmed that sufficient prion agent is present in the blood of both symptomatic and asymptomatic carriers to initiate this fatal neurodegenerative disease. Our work focuses on refinement of assays to detect prions in blood permitting characterization of the temporal presence and blood cell phenotypes critical to prionemia.

This talk is part of the Departmental Seminar Programme, Department of Veterinary Medicine series.

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