Prions: The Real Zombie-Makers

Hank is tired of zombies in popular culture, and while acknowledging that dead people are scary (especially if they start moving around), he brings us some information on prions - misfolded proteins that are responsible for destroying brains and get passed around mostly by getting eaten. So yeah, zombie stuff.

In today’s breaking episode, Hank addresses recent news items that point toward a so-called “zombie apocalypse,” and introduces us to some new additions to the periodic table.

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