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Activity 1: A Cure for vCJD?

If you were a research scientist, how would you go about finding a cure for vCJD? Using the pharmacological principles that have been introduced in this course, propose a possible treatment to prion diseases. Your solution should address the following points:
1. What step in the molecular/cellular mechanism of the disease would you target? Why?
2. How would your solution interact with the body’s immune system?
3. If you are proposing a vaccine, what would you vaccinate with and why? Why might vaccination be less effective than other strategies?
4. How would you deliver your treatment to the patient?
5. How would you know that your treatment was working?