D. Carleton Gajdusek, M. D.

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NINDS National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States 
Area:
Prion
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http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1976/gajdusek-bio.html
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(1923 - 2008)
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1976 was awarded jointly to Baruch S. Blumberg and D. Carleton Gajdusek for their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases
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http://www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/gajdusek-d-carleton.pdf
http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2008/12/16/d_c_gajdusek_85_won_nobel_for_work_on_brain_diseases/

http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1976/gajdusek-lecture.pdf

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-gajdusek18-2008dec18,0,4256516.story

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John Morris Arthur research assistant 1936-1939 Boyce Thompson Institute (Plant Biology Tree)
 (Syntheses of halogenated aryloxyacetic acids.)
John Tileston Edsall grad student 1946 Harvard
 (M.D.)
Max Delbrück post-doc 1950 Caltech (FlyTree)
John Gamble Kirkwood post-doc 1950 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
Linus Carl Pauling post-doc 1950 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
John F. Enders research scientist 1952 Children's Hospital Boston (ID Tree)
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Lee HS, Zhdanova SN, Vladimirtsev VA, et al. (2010) Epidemiology of Viliuisk encephalomyelitis in Eastern Siberia. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.). 21: 24-30
Maes P, Klempa B, Clement J, et al. (2009) A proposal for new criteria for the classification of hantaviruses, based on S and M segment protein sequences. Infection, Genetics and Evolution : Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics in Infectious Diseases. 9: 813-20
Gajdusek DC. (2008) Review. Kuru and its contribution to medicine. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 363: 3697-700
Gajdusek DC. (2008) Early images of kuru and the people of Okapa. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 363: 3636-43
Vladimirtsev VA, Nikitina RS, Renwick N, et al. (2007) Family clustering of Viliuisk encephalomyelitis in traditional and new geographic regions. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 13: 1321-6
Brown P, Rau EH, Lemieux P, et al. (2004) Infectivity studies of both ash and air emissions from simulated incineration of scrapie-contaminated tissues. Environmental Science & Technology. 38: 6155-60
Liberski PP, Sikorska B, Bratosiewicz-Wasik J, et al. (2004) Neuronal cell death in transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (prion diseases) revisited: from apoptosis to autophagy. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. 36: 2473-90
Green AJ, Sivtseva TM, Danilova AP, et al. (2003) Viliuisk encephalomyelitis: intrathecal synthesis of oligoclonal IgG. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 212: 69-73
Liberski PP, Gajdusek DC, Brown P. (2002) How do neurons degenerate in prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs): neuronal autophagy revisited. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis. 62: 141-7
Liberski PP, Bratosiewicz-Wasik J, Gajdusek DC, et al. (2002) Ultrastructural studies of experimental scrapie and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in hamsters. II. Astrocytic and macrophage reaction towards axonal destruction. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis. 62: 131-9
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