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BrainWaves #39 What doesn't scare you about prions makes you stronger

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 2017

Prions are perhaps some of the most terrifying infectious particles known to man. But did you know that patients with some prion diseases actually shed these contagious proteins in their urine? These and other facts about prion diseases are discussed in this week's episode of BrainWaves.

BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision-making in routine clinical practice.


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