Group 6 Copy 716
-17
Please wait...

About This Project

Prions - infectious proteins - cause fatal, untreatable neurodegenerative diseases. A promising new compound looks like it may be able to delay onset. Will it work against genetic forms of the disease?

Update: we have now raised funding to study this compound in three models of prion disease including a model of Sonia's own mutation, fatal familial insomnia. On our last day we are now fundraising to support our many other projects, described below.

More Lab Notes From This Project

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Developing a low-cost, rapid diagnostic for urogenital Schistosomiasis infection

We are developing a frugal diagnostic for urogenital schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease that...

Searching for Genetic Clues in Autism with Family Trio Sequencing

Autism is a complex condition, but recent research shows that genetics may play a larger role than previously...

Mathematical model to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Southeast Asia

Maternal and child mortality in Southeast Asian countries is still very high, especially in poor and rural...

Backer Badge Funded

A medicine project funded by 101 people