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January 2008

December 2007

Clipmark: Case Western Reserve gets $27.5 million to keep studying mad cow disease

just one place that tracks prions funding for 5 years, 15 years incubation period before

September 2007

August 2007

June 2007

Clipmark: Beef eaters beware -- safety may be sent packing by Courtney Haden

Creekstone sued the USDA in 2006, and in the case of David v. Goliath, the little guy unaccountably won. A decision handed down by a U.S. district judge in March decreed that Creekstone must be permitted to start its own testing June 1. However, thanks to

Clipmark: Meatpacking Faux Pas

If testing is allowed at Creekstone, we think it would become the international standard and the domestic standard, too.

Clipmark: Private BSE testing on hold following appeal

Scientists believe that the human illness, Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) - recognised in 1996 - is caused by the consumption of BSE-infected meat. About 160 people are thought to have died of the condition worldwide.

May 2007

Clipmark: PrioNet Canada: prion network join in

PrioNet Canada is a Network of Centres of Excellence for research on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, commonly known as mad cow disease, and other Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies or prion diseases. The PrioNet Canada web site was built

Clipmark: Small regions within prion proteins regulate their ability to cross species barriers

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Susan Lindquist, Whitehead Institute Written by David Cameron Susan Lindquist’s primary affiliation is with Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research, where her la

Clipmark: Scientists Identify Prion's Infectious Secret

But prions have another characteristic that enables them to wreak havoc. They recruit other, properly folded proteins into misforming along with them, a process Lindquist calls a "conformational cascade." In many organisms, this conformational cascade cre


More recently (April 2007) was found that; Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, type II diabetes, the human version of mad cow disease and other degenerative diseases are more closely related at the molecular level. An international team of chemists

April 2007

Clipmark: News-Medical.Net

'Understanding how rogue prions kill cells is crucial to learning more about the prion diseases that remain a major concern for public and animal health following the BSE epidemic in UK cattle and the emergence of its human counterpart variant CJD. This w

Clipmark: Colony Collapse Disorder Universal Prion

19 Aug 99 webmaster Could a bee sting cause scrapie? Yes, indeed -- there was an apparent near miss 23.6 million years ago in a common ancestor of sheep and cow -- a retrotransposon event that might have boosted prion protein production to levels foste