Stanley Prusiner: "A Nobel prize doesn't wipe the scepticism away"

By Zoë Corbyn
Published on May 24, 2014, in The Guardian

"I understood the scepticism," says Prusiner. "When there is a really new idea in science, most of the time it's wrong, so for scientists to be sceptical is perfectly reasonable...[But] it didn't make it any easier."


Mad-Cow Disease May Hold Clues to Other Neurological Disorders

By Amy Dockser Marcus
Published on December 3, 2012, in The Wall Street Journal

"Scientists believe new ways to treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's disease could emerge from research into another neurodegenerative disorder: mad-cow disease."


UCSF Links Key Dementia Protein, Brain Traumas

By David Perlman
Published on June 22, 2012, in The San Francisco Chronicle

"The mysterious proteins called prions, which build up in the human brain to cause Alzheimer's and other dementias, are also linked to post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans and in the brain damage of athletes like football players who have suffered repeated concussions, UCSF researchers report."



Alzheimer's and Its Uncounted Victims

By George Vradenburg and Stanley Prusiner
Published on March 16, 2014, in The Wall Street Journal

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Brain Research and the Challenge of Aging

By Stanley B. Prusiner and George P. Shultz
Published on July 5, 2011, in The Wall Street Journal

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The Age of Alzheimer’s

By Sandra Day O'Connor, Stanley Prusiner, and Ken Dychtwald
Published on October 27, 2010, in The New York Times

"So far, only a handful of medications have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat Alzheimer’s, and these can only slightly and temporarily modify symptoms like forgetfulness, disorientation and confusion. None actually slows the underlying neurodegeneration."