Mad Cow Disease

State: Recalled beef was handled improperly

Press Herald | Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:51:35 -0700

Additon said a recall of meat for possible mad cow disease contamination was rare, if not unprecedented, in Maine, which is home to about 10 slaughterhouses, all considered small compared to facilities in the Midwest. Maine's slaughterhouses handle ...

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New Pee Test Could Tell If People Have Human 'Mad Cow' Disease

Huffington Post | Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:12:47 -0700

In cows, abnormal prions cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as "mad cow" disease. In humans, abnormal prions cause several diseases, including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. There are three forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease — one that ...

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There has never been a case of Mad Cow disease in Australia and it needs to ...

Weekly Times Now | Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:34:20 -0700

BSE is a relatively new disease and was first diagnosed in November 1986 in the UK, although it is highly probable it was occurring before this but went unrecognised. Cows that get Mad Cow Disease begin to lose control of their movements, can become ...

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UTHealth Researchers Discover Infectious Prion Protein In Some Creutzfeldt ...

BioNews Texas | Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:41:54 -0700

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School report a new finding that the misfolded and infectious prion protein marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (AKA “Mad Cow Disease”) has been ...

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