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Giacomo (a wealthy Italian) fell ill with dementia and insomnia. He died.
Silvano (a wealthy Italian) became sick. Many relatives had died of a similar disease. Sleep experts discovered that usual treatments didn't work.
Silvano died. His brain was studied and they discovered holes in the thalamus.
Stanley B Prusiner won the Nobel Prize for discovering prions.
FFI was determined to be a prion disease with a mutation in codon 178 of the PrP gene
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