creutzfeldt jakob disease

Brain-Destroying Prions Also Spread Through Victims’ Eyes

One of the strangest things that can sicken us — a rogue misfolded protein that destroys the brain, known as a prion — is even scarier than we knew. Researchers were able to find the prions responsible for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), the most common prion disease in people, seeded…