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Contact: Louis Bergeron
Stanford University

Professor Ron Kopito, Stanford University

Caption: Professor Ron Kopito has found that the protein linked to Huntington’s can spread from one cell to another. His research may explain how these diseases spread through our brains, an understanding that might lead to the development of drugs to target the misfolded proteins.

Credit: L.A. Cicero, Stanford News Service

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