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Suggestive features and probable fatal familial insomnia
Diagnostic features and definitive fatal familial insomnia
Fatal familial insomnia is an illness hauntingly similar to the lethal insomnia of Rebecca, a character in the Nobel prize winner One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Fatal familial insomnia: Behavioral and cognitive features.
Scientists explained this result by saying that blood cells in these mice don't contain any normal PrP and therefore can't carry the infection to the brain, says Pierluigi Gambetti at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, who studies an inherited prion disease called fatal familial insomnia, which makes people unable to sleep and eventually causes death.
So does a thrid, fatal familial insomnia. The discovery of a Chicago family with the progressive sleep disorder this spring by Pierluigi Gambetti of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland brought the world's known total to just nine families.