Spongiform Encephalopathies

This is your Brain . . . . . . . this is your Brain on Beef

CJD - human

Kuru - human

[239_SM]

[235_SM]

BSE - (cow)

Scrapie - (sheep)

[KUBO8_SM]

[scrapie1_SM]

Vacuolization of neuronal cytoplasm results in the typical sponge-like appearance of brain parenchyma.