On today’s Please Explain
we're looking at prions and how they can cause infectious diseases such as Mad Cow disease and the Chronic Wasting disease that’s been affecting deer, elk, and moose herds in the West and Midwest. Dr. David Westaway,
Professor of Neurology and Director of the Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases
at the University of Alberta; and
postdoctoral associate in the Lindquist Laboratory
at MIT's Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research join us.