CWD Breakthrough: Researchers develop a new method for studying wasting diseases

By infecting stem cell cultures from fetal mouse brains with the prions that cause wasting diseases, including CWD, scientists at the McLaughlin Research Center have discovered a method for diagnosing the infection much more quickly and studying genetic susceptibility to the disease. The finding could lead to a better understanding of what causes certain wasting diseases, and could eventually lead to successful treatments.