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Protein Misfolding, Not Mutant Gene, Key To Lethal Sleep Disorder

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When Shakespeare wanted the witches in Macbeth to utter a truly horrible curse, he had them deny their victim sleep. Now, almost 400 years later, in the May 27th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, medical researchers from the University of San Francisco and the University of Chicago describe the first case of the neurologic disorder that matches the curse: sporadic fatal insomnia (SFI).

When Shakespeare wanted the witches in Macbeth to utter a truly horrible curse, he had them deny their victim sleep. Now, almost 400 years later, in the May 27th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, medical researchers from the University of San Francisco and the University of Chicago describe the first case of the neurologic disorder that matches the curse: sporadic fatal insomnia (SFI).


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