Science and Technology

"Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions - A New Biological Principle of Disease"

Dr. Stanley Prusiner

About the Program

Dr. Stanley Prusiner talks about his discovery of prions - infectious proteins that contain no genetic material - and the connection between prions and brain diseases like Alzheimer's, ALS, and Parkinson's.  During this event, Dr. Prusiner was interviewed by New York Times science writer, Elisabeth Rosenthal.     

About the Authors

Dr. Stanley Prusiner

Stanley Prusiner is director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and a professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco.  He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1997 for his research on prions. 

 


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"Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions - A New Biological Principle of Disease"

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  • Sunday, July 6th at 6am (ET)
  • Sunday, June 15th at 6:40pm (ET)
  • Saturday, June 7th at 9:30pm (ET)
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