DiscoverThis Podcast Will Kill YouEp 20 Prions: Apocalypse Cow
Ep 20 Prions: Apocalypse Cow

Ep 20 Prions: Apocalypse Cow

Update: 2019-02-1928
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This week's episode is nothing like any of our past episodes, and there will never be another quite like it. How can we be so sure, you ask? Because this week, we're covering prions, the terrifying, genetic material-less infection that is 100% fatal and caused by nothing more than a humble protein. And not just any protein, a protein you already have in your body. Are you sweating yet? Good. Then settle in and listen to the amazing biology of this terrifying twisted proteinacious particle, the fascinating and fraught history that led to its discovery, and the current research on just how scared you need to be of prions in your brain.

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Maggie Brown

I know someone who died of prion disease. Horrifying.

Apr 22nd
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denis

also: reasons why i don’t eat meat. horrifying. no thanks.

Apr 5th
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denis

i dunno why the giggling had me rolling in laughter lol. this was a fun one. thanks :)

Apr 5th
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ProudtoDeath

what the hell are they laughing at so much?

Feb 19th
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ProudtoDeath

Sandi D. I mean, I know why they're laughing. They just do it a lot. It gets distracting.

Feb 21st
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Sandi D.

ProudtoDeath They are not laughing because they find it funny. They are Med students because they want to help find cures for infectious diseases. They laugh because they find it fascinating.

Feb 20th
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Ep 20 Prions: Apocalypse Cow

Ep 20 Prions: Apocalypse Cow