Navigation Links
Eyes of cattle may become new windows to detect mad cow disease
Date:6/2/2010

The eyes may or may not be windows to the soul, as the old adage goes, but scientists are reporting evidence that a peek into the eyes of cattle may become the basis for a long-sought test to detect infection with the agent that causes Mad Cow Disease. That test could help prevent the disease from spreading in the food supply. A study on using the tell-tale glow given off by eyes infected with the Mad Cow agent appears in ACS' semi-monthly journal Analytical Chemistry.

Jacob Petrich and colleagues note that the human form of Mad Cow Disease is linked to eating beef from animals infected with abnormal proteins called prions implicated in a range of brain diseases. Scientists are trying to develop tests to detect infected cattle before they enter the food supply. Past studies suggest that chemical changes in an animal's retina, the light sensitive nerve tissue in the back of the eye, may provide a basis for detecting prion diseases.

The scientists showed that retinas of sheep infected with scrapie, a disease similar to Mad Cow Disease, emit a characteristic glow when examined with a beam of light from a special instrument. They suggest that eye tests based on the finding could become important in the future for fast, inexpensive diagnosis of prion diseases and other neurological diseases.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Canadian Cattle Producers Willing to Make Changes to Prevent E. coli O157 Contamination on their Farms
2. Give The Ultimate Gift of Love This Valentines Day: Become A Registered Organ and Tissue Donor
3. Untreated, Mild May Become Major Depression
4. Biology professor becomes 5th at UH to reach prestigious AAAS status
5. Cancer patients become bold advocates once surviviors
6. EAT CLEANER Brand Becomes a Trusted Partner of Healthy Child Healthy World Making Food Safer for Families
7. Pre-season Super Bowl Song Becomes Dream Come True for New Orleans Own DEMBOYS
8. GNC Becomes a Presenting Sponsor for the Pittsburgh Health & Fitness Expo of the Dicks Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
9. Stem Cells Become Functioning Neurons in Mice
10. Duke Medicine Becomes Tobacco Road Marathon Title Sponsor
11. Boise States Chris Petersen Becomes First Repeat Winner of the Paul Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Eyes of cattle may become new windows to detect mad cow disease
(Date:12/20/2014)... (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 BambooIndustry.com ... . Recently, the business has announced its bamboo ... buys the best material from certified suppliers, and ... its customers worldwide. In the current promotion, all ... 20% off, when they say they know BambooIndustry.com ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... An improving macroeconomic landscape and a ... Massage Services industry over the five years ... the anticipated 1.0% annualized increase in per capita disposable ... the means to afford additional massages. “While the share ... a given year has declined from 2009 to 2012, ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... The print component of Healthy Aging ... of approximately 160,000 copies and an estimated readership of ... vast social media strategy and across a network of ... digital version of the campaign, click here . ... the ladies of CTV’s The Social. Lainey Lui, ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 The Doctor’s Office ... for the better part of a decade. They’ve treated ... a better, faster healthcare alternative to the Paramus ... announce three new additions to their staff of top-notch board ... Jill Zeiger MD. These new doctors will work ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 Atore, Inc, ... company just launched first birthday focused portal on December ... BIRTHDAY MESSAGE” launched in both US and Japan. , ... MESSAGE : http://merrybirthday.net/message/ , MERRY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE ... birthday around the world. , Features, Choose from thousands ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Eco-friendy Bamboo Flooring Manufacturer BambooIndustry.com Introduces Its Bamboo Flooring Promotion for 2015 2Health News:Massage Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Massage Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Health News:The ladies of The Social urge Canadian women to put themselves first over the holiday season and into the new year in Mediaplanet’s “Women’s Health” campaign 2Health News:The Doctor's Office Urgent Care Adds 3 New Physicians to Their Growing Medical Team 2Health News:Atore, Inc. Releasing the First Birthday Portal 2
... YORK, July 7 As part of its ongoing ... MagnaCare, the region,s recognized leader in innovative healthcare administration ... launch of its new full-service pharmacy benefit management (PBM) ... better solutions for pharmacy benefit management. With costs rising, ...
... July 7 Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, a leader ... (DTM) announced today that their specialty pharmacy has ... care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for ... Pharmacy received accreditation for their Chronic Kidney Disease ...
... Darvon, Darvocet have been linked to fatal overdoses ... about the possibility of fatal overdoses led U.S. ... limit the risk of using pain medications containing ... strengthen the labels of propoxyphene-containing products by adding ...
... women more likely to die, but questions remain , TUESDAY, ... cancer outcomes, with black women more likely to die from ... new research shows. , , For a quarter of a ... in certain cancers. The racial disparity "first emerged about 25 ...
... BERLIN, July 7 Ulrich Stroeher, Chairman of the Advisory,Board ... leaving,the general management of the company on 30 September 2009. ... company,s founders and is one of the,intellectual fathers of the ... wealth of experience in this area as,coordinator for projects with ...
... /PRNewswire/ -- The VAP(R) Cholesterol Test recently ... nine steps to a longer life. TRANSCEND: Nine Steps ... Terry Grossman, M.D., and world-renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil, identifies the ... in cardiovascular risk assessment. , , Grossman, the book,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MagnaCare Answers Need for New Prescription Drug Program 2Health News:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy: Only Vendor to Receive URAC Accreditation for Both Disease Management and Drug Therapy Management 2Health News:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy: Only Vendor to Receive URAC Accreditation for Both Disease Management and Drug Therapy Management 3Health News:FDA Mandates Tougher Warnings for Pain Pills 2Health News:New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes 2Health News:New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes 3Health News:Berlin Heart Announces Restructuring of Management 2Health News:VAP(R) Cholesterol Test Highlighted in Groundbreaking Book on Longevity 2Health News:VAP(R) Cholesterol Test Highlighted in Groundbreaking Book on Longevity 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... Revenue and earnings above the previous ... development In the past 2013/14 fiscal year (ended ... to EUR 4.287 billion (last year: EUR 4.190 billion) despite ... EUR 360 million. "Overall, 2013/14 was a successful fiscal year ... President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. "Thanks to our ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... With advancements in neurological and functional ... seeing new growth, according to Kalorama Information. Though ... the majority of market volume, newer 3T systems ... are creating opportunities for more sophisticated applications. The medical ... a rate of 4%, with world market revenues ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Dec. 17, 2014  ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") ... and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a key ... cell-based immunotherapeutic vaccine targeting six tumor antigens that ... US Patent No. 8,871,211, which issued October 28, ... administering a dendritic cell composition comprising peptide epitopes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ZEISS Asserts its Position in Difficult Environment 2Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 2Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 3ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Announces Issuance of Key Patent For ICT-107 Cancer Vaccine 2
... AUGUSTINE, Fla., Aug. 10, 2011 Flagler Hospital ... selected the Sunrise Enterprise ™ suite of clinical ...  In addition to implementing Sunrise within the hospital, Flagler ... Record (EHR) and practice management solution for its ...
... Simbionix USA Corporation, the world,s leading provider of ... and the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce it ... its innovative PROcedure Rehearsal Studio ™ . ... in industry product, allowing clinicians to create patient specific 3D ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Flagler Hospital Selects the Sunrise Enterprise Acute Care Solution From Allscripts 2Flagler Hospital Selects the Sunrise Enterprise Acute Care Solution From Allscripts 3Flagler Hospital Selects the Sunrise Enterprise Acute Care Solution From Allscripts 4Flagler Hospital Selects the Sunrise Enterprise Acute Care Solution From Allscripts 5Flagler Hospital Selects the Sunrise Enterprise Acute Care Solution From Allscripts 6Patent Granted for Simbionix Procedure Rehearsal Studio™ 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: