Yash Kilam

Yash Kilam

A passionate, responsible and aspiring neuroscience student seeking opportunities to write and research on neuroscience. I am especially interested in learning more about neurological disorders and how they arise. In the future, I want to research more about consciousness and the different types of brain cells.


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Prion Diseases: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Prion Diseases: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease


Introduction Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is the most common of a rare group of neurodegenerative pathogens known as human prion diseases [7]. Many researchers believe these diseases are caused by the development of abnormal bundles of proteins found on the surface of brain cells, called prions [5]. Despite being the most common form of a hum...