Tag: prions

January 5, 2023

Best Student Poster explores the role of ticks in CWD transmission

As chronic wasting disease continues to spread through cervid populations in North America, scientists still don’t know exactly how the disease is spreading so rapidly and broadly. But when Heather...

June 28, 2019

Elk and deer exhibit distinct CWD strains, study finds

Using a new mouse model, researchers detected two unique strains of chronic wasting disease— one carried by elk and another by deer. “These findings suggest that CWD from elk and...