New Mad Cow Prion

NPR's Ira Flatow looks about the discovery of a new form of Mad Cow prion. Could it be responsible for sporadic cases of the brain-wasting disease in people?

Guest:

Richard Johnson, M.D.
*Chair, Institute of Medicine Committee on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
*Distinguished service professor of neurology, microbiology, and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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