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."
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."
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."
By George Vradenburg and Stanley Prusiner
Published on March 16, 2014, in The Wall Street Journal
By Stanley B. Prusiner and George P. Shultz
Published on July 5, 2011, in The Wall Street Journal
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."