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Norway Detects Country’s First Case of ‘Mad Cow Disease

Officials in Norway have announced that nation’s first-ever case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the neurological disease in cattle more commonly known as “mad cow disease,” according to Reuters. The disease was found in a 15-year-old cow that had been slaughtered for food, but no portion of the cow reached the consumer food system. The... Continue Reading

First successful vaccination against 'mad cow'-like wasting disease in deer

Researchers say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: protecting US livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain infections in humans.

First Successful Vaccination Against "Mad Cow"-Like Wasting Disease in Deer

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: Protecting U.S. livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain infections in humans.

Will The FDA Ever Get Over Its Hemo-phobia? Ctd

Another shifts the focus away from the risk of HIV among gay Americans: What about the ban on British blood, due to fears of mad cow disease? I’ve not been able to give blood for over 10 years due to this ridiculous ban. Another is also barred: It’s annual Xmas blood drive time, and I’m […]

Revolution Head Brewer Jim Cibak Talks Mad Cow (Not The Disease)

Revolution Head Brewer Jim Cibak explains the brewery's milk stout. [ more › ]

France stops BSE testing

The France government has decided to stop testing cattle on mad cow disease (BSE). The measure applies to all animals born after 2002.

Why Cannibalism Is Not a Good Idea

Have you ever wondered if would be OK—healthwise, not morally speaking—to feast on a fellow human? If so, Gizmodo has some answers. The strongest case against cannibalism is a version of mad cow disease or Creutzfeld-Jacob disease known as kuru to the Fore people of Papua New Guinea....

Suspected mad cow disease found in Romanian beef

A case of suspected mad cow disease has been found in Romanian beef, officials said Wednesday.

Mad cow disease suspected in Romanian beef

Russia bans imports of country's beef after preliminary tests indicate presence of BSE.

Mad Cow Disease Outbreak Leads To Beef Recall

Over 4,000 pounds of beef were recalled this Wednesday due to the possibility of contaminants in the form of mad cow disease. The possibly infected meat came from a processing facility called Fruitland American Meat in Jackson, Missouri. According to the FSIS, the meat was distributed to stores in New York, New England and Kansas

4,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Because of Possible Mad Cow Disease

Post by Lisa Fogarty. Before you fire up the grill and celebrate Father's Day with dad's favorite -- a big, juicy steak -- read this unfortunate news: a whopping 4,000 pounds of beef has been recalled in Missouri because of possible mad cow disease. Show More Summary

4,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled for Mad Cow Disease, Some at Whole Foods

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Another day, another two tons of beef-meat riddled with brain-eating prions! The USDA has ordered a recall of over 4,000 pounds of beef because of a "remote" risk of mad cow disease contamination. Some of the beef—which is in the form of bone-in ribeye roasts—was being sold at Whole Foods. Just another reminder that expensive =/= safe. Read more...

DeLauro Calls for Briefing on Beef Recalled for Mad Cow Potential

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has requested a briefing with Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety Brian Ronholm about recalled beef potentially contaminated with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease. TheShow More Summary

4,000 pounds of beef, some at Whole Foods, recalled over fears of mad cow disease

More than 4,000 pounds of beef, some of which made its way to Whole Foods stores, were recalled Wednesday over fears of possible contamination with substances that could lead to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, otherwise known as mad cow disease, according to the U.S. Department of...

New test detects toxic prions in blood

The first cases of mad cow disease in humans occurred in the late 1990s and are thought to be the consequence of eating contaminated beef products. Several cases of secondary infections caused by transfusions with blood from donors who developed vCJD have been reported, raising concerns about the safety of blood products. Show More Summary

Mad Cow Fears Prompt Beef Recall, Including One NYC Restaurant

Over 4,000 pounds of juicy fresh ribeye steaks have been recalled by a Missouri producer for containing "specified risk materials" associated with mad cow disease—and some of those steaks ended up in New York City. The USDA release says...Show More Summary

Thousands of Pounds of Rib-eye Recalled Over Mad Cow Disease Risk

More like Sad Cow Disease. A Missouri-based producer and slaughterhouse has issued a recall for 4,012 pounds of beef carcasses and Cryovac-packed rib-eye steaks, the USDA says, because some cows were slaughtered in a way that meant their dorsal root ganglia were not completely detached. Show More Summary

CDC confirms 4th U.S. case of mad cow disease after Texas man dies

Mad cow disease -- the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. -- is responsible for the death of a Texas man, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Texas Investigates Fourth U.S. ‘Mad Cow’ Fatality Since 2004

A patient who traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East died recently in Texas of the rare fatal brain disorder associated with the human version of “Mad Cow Disease.” The death, due to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), was confirmed by laboratory tests conducted following an autopsy of the patient’s brain. Variant CJD is acquired... Continue Reading

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