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Farmed fish may pose risk for mad cow disease

LOUISVILLE, Ky. University of Louisville neurologist Robert P. Friedland, M.D., questions the safety of eating farmed fish in the June issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease , adding a new worry to concerns about the nation's food supply. Friedland and his co-authors suggest farmed fish...

Protein Branded As Culprit in Mad Cow Disease

Misfolded protein kicks off brain cell damage, lab study finds THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Mad cow disease and similar conditions may start with one protein that somehow goes astray and deprives the healthy brain cells of another essential protein, researchers say. Mad co...

Scientists From 25 Countries Sequence Cow Genome

Could lead to better breeding techniques, shed light on human genome THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- A consortium of more than 300 researchers in 25 countries has succeeded in sequencing the entire genome of the placid, farm-dwelling cow. The feat has implications for underst...

New Test Scans Beef for Mad Cow Disease

Method enables real-time identification of contaminated tissue, study says TUESDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The first test for instantly detecting beef that's been contaminated with tissue from a cow's brain or spinal cord during slaughter has been developed by U.S. researchers. Th...

New prion protein discovered by Canadian scientists may offer insight into mad cow disease

Scientists have discovered a new protein that may offer fresh insights into brain function in mad cow disease. Our team has defined a second prion protein called Shadoo, that exists in addition to the well-known prion protein called PrP said Professor David Westaway, director of the Centre for P...

New Diagnostic Test for Mad Cow Disease Developed

Scottish scientists have developed a new technique to diagnose mad cow disease in humans. Researchers at Edinburgh University say that the currently available screening process for the brain condition is not completely reliable, and causes specialists to wrongly tell people that they are ...

Wonder Cow Produces Milk Despite Being a Virgin!

Believe it or not, Kapila, an impregnated cow of Sarnagat in Dabra Tehsil of Gwalior District has been lactating since the age of two without ever getting crossed with a stud bull or an artificial insemination. Its been ten years now. According to the cows owner Sardar Ajit Singh, Kapila s...

Proteins Behind Mad Cow Disease may Protect Against Alzheimer's

A study conducted by University of Leeds researchers suggests that proteins that cause mad cow disease may be exploited to protect against Alzheimer's. In laboratory tests, the researchers observed that high levels of the prions in the brain prevented the accumulation of beta amyloid, the ...

Researchers Develop Resin Beads That Capture Mad Cow Disease Agent From Blood

For the first time, experimental results indicate that it is possible to use a resin filter to remove harmful prion proteins from the blood of an infected animal, //a finding that has major implications for the removal of infectious prion proteins – the agents associated with variant Creutzfeldt-Ja...

Japanese 'bilk' the Cow for Beer

Tokyo: A brewery in Japan launched production of unusual beer from cow's milk on a tip from a local dairy farmer who was looking for ways to put his milk surpluses to good use.// Beer brewed from cow's milk will be available in the store shelves Thursday, in the Japanese city of Nakashibetsu,...

Potentially Pathogenic Virus Found in Mad Cow Cells

The alternative view that a virus causes spongiform encephalopathies of the brain, such as 'mad cow' and Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD) disease, rather than prion// proteins, which are normally produced throughout life, is bolstered in a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. The report p...

Scientists Reverse Mad Cow Disease in Mice

In a significant finding the scientists have inverted the early symptoms of mad cow disease in mice. A team of scientists from Medical Research Council led by Dr.Giovanna// Mallucci were able to outline the role of drugs in the treatment of this deadly disease. This team was able to divest the ...

Milk Might Transmit Mad Cow Disease

Mad Cow Disease, also known as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), affects the central nervous system of the cows. The brain loses control and the animal ultimately dies. Prion proteins are believed to cause the disease. // A mad cow’s milk may contain these prion proteins and the disease ...

Genetic-Engineered Cows Resist Mad Cow Disease

Scientists from U.S. and Japan have reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology yesterday about the genetic engineering techniques to produce the first //cattle that may be biologically incapable of getting mad cow disease. They hope the cattle can be the source of herds that can provide dairy...

Juvenile Diabetes may Be Caused by Mad Cow Protein

Researchers from Ottawa Health Research Institute have found a protein that causes a brain wasting disease called Creutzfeld-Jakob can cause Type 1 Diabetes as it effects// the regulation of glucose in the blood stream. According to the team of researchers, there is no direct effect of the di...

British Tourist In Hong Kong Has Mad Cow Disease

A British tourist in Hong Kong is suspected of having the human variety of mad cow disease. The 23-year-old man has not been named and was admitted to a Hog Kong hospital// after he began behaving oddly. Hospital Authority in Hong Kong said the man came to the country on April 4 and was admitted in...

New Mad cow case confirmed in Canada

Canada's eighth case of mad-cow disease in a mature beef cow has been confirmed from Alberta by government officials on Wednesday.// The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has assured people that no part of the animal's carcass has entered human or animal food chains. The CFI said, "Prelimina...

Two Cases in U.S raise alarm of an unusual strain of Mad Cow Disease.

Washington: Two cases of a different and rather intriguing strain of mad cow disease has been detected in Texas and Alabama, and this has led researchers //to believe that this disease could affect the cattle without any prior warning. The underlying differences between the mad cow epidemic a...

Canada has the confirmed case of mad cow disease

According to information by the Canadian government a confirmed case of mad-cow disease in a cow in British Columbia has been found. // The case was of a 6-year-old dairy cow which was identified on a Fraser Valley farm through a national surveillance program for mad-cow disease. In a writte...

Mad Cow Disease – Worst Is Yet To com

With new studies, researchers claim that more people could be at risk of contracting the human form of mad cow disease than previously thought after new evidence emerged that the condition could lie dormant for years before developing. // According to the scientists from Edinburgh a long incubation...

New Research Points To Prevention Of Mad Cow Disease

It might not be long before researchers find appropriate genetic manipulation techniques to prevent bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or Mad Cow Disease//, as it is commonly known. Scientists at Texas A&M University have been able to successfully knock down disease causing genes in a goa...

No More Additional Cases of Mad Cow Disease in Canada

Mad cow disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is the condition in which there is extensive wasting of the brain among the cattle. It is very fatal.// The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) started its investigation when the fourth cow was tested positive for this disease. Th...

Controversy over spread of Mad Cow disease from India

The cause of mad cow disease or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy [BSE], which has infected more than 2 million cattle causing an epidemic in United Kingdom has caused a controversy due to Researchers in United Kingdom //blaming imported animal feed containing infected animal or human carcasses as...

Mad Cow Disease Has Roots Traceable To Man

Bovine feed, which has got traces of human remains, may be at the root of bovine spongiform encephalopathy or the mad cow disease. A report in the latest issue of The Lancet had forwarded this hypothesis. // The cause of the original case or cases of BSE is currently unknown. Sheep scrapie or...

Blood Test To Detect Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease/Mad Cow Disease

The U.S. research team led by Professor Claudio Soto from the University of Texas says it can find the infectious ‘prion’ proteins behind such diseases in the blood of experimental animals.// The test helps to detect the proteins that cause Mad Cow disease, raising hopes that people could be screen...

Test For Mad Cow Disease Is Here

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) have found a method to detect the proteins in the blood that cause the “mad cow disease” in people. According to their findings, it is now possible to detect biochemically the prions that are there in the blood causing the di...

They Call It PMS Because Mad Cow Disease Was Already Taken

Premenstrual syndrome is an endocrine disorder characterized by nervous irritability, abnormal sensation in breasts, abdominal pain, thirst, headache and pelvic congestion. For the first time, low dose oral contraceptive with a unique progestin and dosing regimen has been found effective in trea...

Mad Cow Disease Might Be Linked to Blood Transfusions

The human disease believed to be caused by eating beef from cattle with mad cow disease may also be // caused by blood transfusions from infected individuals, say researchers according to a recent study. In two studies, investigators outline the possibility that the variant form of Creutzfeldt-J...

The Human Mad Cow Case

The disease ,linked to eating infected beef was first reported in the United Kingdom in 1996 and since there is no known cure for the degenerative, fatal brain disorder.// Charlene is the only person living in the United States with the human form of mad cow disease, according to the Centers for...

Canada stunned as mad cow discovery leads to beef ban

The Canadian farm industry is facing a crisis that could quickly become as calamitous as the scourge that crippled agriculture in Britain in the Nineties. The United States, Japan, Russia and several other countries have put a temporary ban on Canadian beef. The industry has ground to a halt. Meanw...

Virus may Be the Cause of Mad Cow

A study disputes the theory that deformed proteins are to blame for the brain disease. According to a study released Monday, Mad Cow disease and other related brain disorders// may be caused by a virus and not the weird, misshapen proteins, known as prions, that scientists think are responsible. ...

Fears About Pregnancy and cats Should not stop Those who want to Adopt a cat

...nt also can be infected by eating improperly cooked vegetables or if a dog should eat grass infected by outdoor cats. The same goes for humans. If a cow becomes infected from eating contaminated grass, and humans eat beef from that cow, then they can become infected, she said. Cats, however, are the f...

AIDS/LifeCycle 8 to Raise $10.5 Million to Fight AIDS

...HE RIDE: The route of the ride and the location of overnight campsites are as follows: Sunday, May 31: Opening Ceremony at the cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City. Ride 79.4 miles to Santa Cruz and camp at Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen Street. ...

Scripps Florida scientists devise accelerated method to determine infectious prion strains

...of the infectious agent, called a prion, cause mad cow disease, chronic wasting disease, and different fo...rapie and human Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease. Mad cow disease has had devastating consequences for bovin...200 recorded human fatalities worldwide due to mad cow disease. Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, a low-incidenc...

AIDS/LifeCycle 8 to Raise $10+ Million to Fight AIDS

...F THE RIDE: The route of the ride and the location of overnight campsites are as follows: Sunday, May 31: Opening Ceremony at the cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City. Ride 79.4 miles to Santa Cruz and camp at Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen Street. Monday, June 1: Ride ...

How to Be Prepared for, but Not Paralyzed by Fear of, the Swine Flu Epidemic

...ht arises: "I'm really worried about what's going to happen if this swine flu keeps spreading." Your response to this thought is to feed on it, like a cow chewing its cud, entertaining various versions of the same thought. You may continue thinking about it for 5 minutes, an hour, or 5 hours. Wh...

Scientists Now Warn That White Wine Can Lead To Teeth Staining

...eth that allow chemicals in drinks like tea and coffee to penetrate deeper into the tooth, leading to staining. The scientists dipped two sets of cow teeth, whose structure resembles that of human teeth, in water and white wine for one hour and then soaked them in black tea. An instrument that measu...

Econiche(TM) Vaccine Shows 92% Reduction in Colonization of E. coli O157 in Vaccinated Cattle

...Cows carry E. coli O157:H7 but they don't get sick. Where the disease manifests itself is people encountering contaminated food or water, usually from cow feces," said Dr. Brett Finlay, University of British Columbia microbiologist and bacterial diseases expert, whose research led to the development of...

Drug blocks two of world's deadliest emerging viruses

...th Dr. Fraser Glickman at Rockefeller University's High Throughput Screening Resource Center, developed a screening test that substituted a non-lethal cow virus for the real thing. They engineered a viral hybrid, called a pseudotype, featuring proteins from the Hendra virus on its surface but lacking Hen...

Drug blocks 2 of world's deadliest emerging viruses

...th Dr. Fraser Glickman at Rockefeller University's High Throughput Screening Resource Center, developed a screening test that substituted a non-lethal cow virus for the real thing. They engineered a viral hybrid, called a pseudotype, featuring proteins from the Hendra virus on its surface but lacking Hen...
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