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New Insights into Prion Propogation

...egenerative diseases such as Cruetzfeldt-Jakob and bovine spongiform encephalopathy , or "mad cow" -- remain mostly a mystery to scientists. Very few prions have been fully described. How they infect and propagate is not fully understood. New insights into prion propagation reported in the Molecular Cell ...

Shambu With Bovine TB Being Prevented from Slaughter

... abattoir, especially because it is afflicted with bovine TB. For a country slowly recovering from the mad c... and see how the drama is played out. A routine bovine TB test of Shambo, the bull lazing around in Skanda Vale Temple, situated at Llanpumsaint, in Carma...

Cow Protein Aids in Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorder

...n Journal of Gastroenterology, finds that adding a bovine protein called lactoferrin to the existing treatment may yield more effective results, with fewer of the side effects associated with common antibiotic treatment. Lactoferrin has previously been found to be effective at inhibiting the growth of mic...

Beware of Bovine TB

... 1% of TB cases in the western countries is due to bovine TB. The rest are caused by the notorius TB causing organism - Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The authors of the study felt that in the absence of good public health control measures , such outbreaks could be possible. A Defra spokesman said: "Human to...

Swell Gel May Bring Respite From Back Pain

...he damaged region. This study was performed on the bovine intervertebral disc. When the researchers injected the microgels into the injured intervertebral disc, it was found that the latter got back their mechanical properties. This result could be extrapolated to humans also where they can get back their...

Chronic Wasting Disease In Alberta

...fects the nervous system of the deer is similar to bovine spongiform encephalopathy or the mad cow disease that affects the cattle. Lyle Fullerton, speaking on behalf of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development said that as the knowledge about the spread and mechanism of this disease is not known, cullin...

CDA Investigates Case of Bovine Tuberculosis

...partment of Agriculture is investigating a case of bovine tuberculosis// (TB) out of Douglas County. 'CDA is taking quick action to ensure this disease does not spread,' said Colorado State Veterinarian John Maulsby. 'This is unfortunate but I am confident that our veterinarians and animal health officia...

Potentially Pathogenic Virus Found in Mad Cow Cells

...ase that affects sheep and goats and is related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or 'mad cow' disease. Examining the cultures using electron microscopy, Manuelidis and her co-authors found an abundance of 25 nm virus-like particles. They also found that the particles did not bind antibodies for the pr...

Does Anti-TNF Therapy Control Ankylosis ?

... mice was induced with arthritis, using methylated bovine serum albumin. Four days later, these mice were given a single injection of etanercept. Three days later, on day seven, they were killed. Signs of arthritis were assessed and graded for cartilage destruction and bone erosion. For the mice with indu...

Virus may Be the Cause of Mad Cow

...cumstantial." Mad cow disease, known formally as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, is a cattle disease that destroys brain tissue by causing abnormal tangles of protein fibers and creating microscopic holes in the brain. It is part of a family of slow-developing brain diseases, including scrapie in shee...

Starbucks Stops Using Dairy Products Containing RBGH

...e use of dairy products containing the recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) at all of their stores. //Several dairy products like milk, half and half, whipped cream, eggnog etc., which contain rBGH are no longer in use in Starbucks - Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arkansas, Montana, North Carolina and Nebra...

Genetic-Engineered Cows Resist Mad Cow Disease

...ree of the brain-destroying disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE. The animals, which lack a gene that is crucial to the disease's progression, were not designed for use as food. They were created so that human pharmaceuticals can be made in their blood without the danger that those...

Impact of Climate Change in Africa

...'. The period 1883-1902 was marked by epidemics of bovine pleuropneumonia, rinderpest and small pox. The rains failed completely in 1897 and 1898. The Austrian explorer Dr Oscar Baumann, who travelled in Maasailand in 1891, wrote chilling eye-witness accounts of the horror experienced during a large ecologi...

New, Minimally-Invasive Surgery for the Morbidly Obese

... as the nose and mouth – can be successful in both bovine and human patients. Further, patients who underwent endoscopic-guided transoral gastroplasty for morbid obesity showed signs of initial weight loss. Transoral gastroplasty restricts or limits the expansion of the stomach when eating so patients fe...

Stem Cells –To Lift Wrinkle

...ue is sloughed off. He suggested that applying the bovine stem cells topically would not penetrate beyond the dead layers of skin on the surface to affect the healthy skin underneath. He said, "I just don't understand how that would work. The (stem) cells wouldn't stay on your skin." Although promotions...

The Bovine DNA Sequence Unplugged

...d a very important milestone in the mapping of the bovine genome, which will make it possible to enhance the health and aid better disease// control in cattle. This research is slated to benefit the beef and diary industry immensely. Scientists firmed up on a sequence of 2.9 million DNA base pairs, which ...

Innovative Method for Creating a Human Cytomegalovirus Vaccine Outlined

...ements from several human rotavirus strains into a bovine rotavirus backbone. The vaccine that resulted take...mmunological characteristics of both the human and bovine viruses. This approach is conceptually similar to Maul’s strategy for developing a CMV vaccine, alth...

Creation of Cytomegalovirus Vaccine by an Innovative Method

...ements from several human rotavirus strains into a bovine rotavirus backbone. The vaccine that resulted take...mmunological characteristics of both the human and bovine viruses. This approach is conceptually similar to Maul's strategy for developing a CMV vaccine, alth...

NCFAD Nominated As Reference Laboratory for Bird Flu and BSE

... by the world organization //for animal health for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad-cow disease and bird flu. The Winnipeg lab can now provide scientific and technical training for scientific personnel around the world, develop new techniques for diagnosis and perform checks for both the dis...

GLEWS - A Worldwide System to Alert Onset of Animal Diseases that are a Threat to Humans

...ases that have originated in animals, for example, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and avian influenza which have spread because they were not controlled in time and at the source, again because of inappropriate detection measures. With the GLEWS in place, a...

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