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The Family That Couldn't Sleep: Unravelling a Venetian Medical Mystery - D.T. Max
The Family That Couldn't Sleep: Unravelling a Venetian Medical Mystery
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The Family That Couldn't Sleep Fatal Familial Insomnia is a rare, inherited disease that has afflicted one noble Venetian family for centuries, striking at random and passing from generation to generation like a deadly dynastic curse. The cause? A rogue protein called a prion, which is impossible... show more
The Family That Couldn't Sleep Fatal Familial Insomnia is a rare, inherited disease that has afflicted one noble Venetian family for centuries, striking at random and passing from generation to generation like a deadly dynastic curse. The cause? A rogue protein called a prion, which is impossible to destroy and is also responsible for Mad Cow Disease and scrapie in sheep. Full description
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 1846270901
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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daisyq
daisyq rated it
I found this to be a fascinating read about the discovery of prion diseases. It highlighted some interesting people who were central to research in this area. I found the sections about the discovery and cover up of BSE/mad cow in the UK particularly interesting.This was interspersed with the sad st...
Barrita
Barrita rated it
Wow.Ya había estudiado los priones antes y por supuesto el Insomnio Familiar Fatal es algo que se estudia siempre en Psicofisiología cuando se tratan temas de sueño. Me habría gustado tener este libro entonces, porque de forma sencilla describe lo básico que hay que saber sobre el tema. Habla de lo ...
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