CJD Disease

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Science

 

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Irma W

 

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August 13, 2014

 

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University

 

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Researchers still don't know for sure what agent causes the Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease, it is a topic that has been debated about. It was first thought to be a virus but a virus contains nucleic acid and when researchers looked at the CJD agent, they found it contained no nucleic acid. Also the chemicals that are supposed to make most viruses inactive did nothing to decrease the inefficiency of the CJD disease...
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Also the chemicals that are supposed to make most viruses inactive did nothing to decrease the inefficiency of the CJD disease. There is a new theory thought that seems to make more sense. The theory that the CJD disease is not a virus but an uncoventional agent made of protein. This pathogen called a "prion " are thought to transform other protein molecules into deadly ones by changing the shape of the healthy molecules to the dangerous conformation...
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