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Gajdusek, Daniel Carleton

  1. Neeraja Sankaran

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002800

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Sankaran, N. 2001. Gajdusek, Daniel Carleton. eLS. .

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  1. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

1923– American physician and medical researcher, whose pioneering research led the way to understanding the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases such as kuru, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease and scrapie.

Keywords:

  • kuru;
  • spongiform encephalopathy;
  • scrapie;
  • Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease