Links between scrapie and MS less likely

Excerpt from the December 25, 1965 issue of Science News Letter

Sheep with scrapie

PERNICIOUS PROTEINS  This 1960 image of American sheep shows the animals rubbing against a fence rail — an early symptom of scrapie and how the disease got its name. Scientists now know that scrapie is caused by misfolding proteins in the brain called prions, the same mechanism that causes Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. 

Internet Archive Book Images; United States Agricultural Research Service/Flickr

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