Couple of interesting New Scientist articles this week.
- Goth subculture may protect vulnerable children. Based on a small sample size, but kind of heartwarming.
- Are prions the real cause of BSE and vCJD?. Subscribers only. Prion diseases were hot ten years ago but then it all went quiet. This article describes research suggesting that abnormal prion proteins are a symptom, rather than an infectious agent. [PubMed] [Article]