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The human infectivity of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is unclear. Current diagnostics rely upon post-mortem examination and late-term disease. Migratory B cells are emerging as likely candidates for ...STTR Phase II 2005 ArmyDepartment of Defense
Originally believed to be due to a unique viral infection, it is now believed that prion diseases or Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) are the result of a new, infectious protein (PrPSc ...STTR Phase I 2004 ArmyDepartment of Defense
Prion diseases are unique, in that their exceptionally long incubation period makes it difficult to diagnose prior to end-stage disease. While many diagnostic assays for infectious diseases rely upon ...SBIR Phase I 2005 Office of the Secretary of DefenseDepartment of Defense
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies are a new class of infectious diseases, as the causative agent appears to be an altered form of a normal cellular protein capable of self-replication. While ...SBIR Phase II 2007 Office of the Secretary of DefenseDepartment of Defense
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies are a family of progressive, invariably fatal neurological disorders. Unlike more conventional infectious diseases, TSEs ...SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Health and Human Services