Summary: We’ve had crazy epidemics like the “chicken flu,” which raised egg prices and cut the chicken lines down in some establishments. We’ve had bouts with Mad Cow disease that scared the Sugar Honey Iced Tea out of everyone. Then there’s the shortage of food in some places, and the epidemic of soccer moms hunting their own food and storing it.
Prions are fascinating, enigmatic, and might teach us not only about rare prion diseases like Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, mad cow disease, or scrapie, but also about other more common neurodgenerative diseases. Two studies report progress with novel tools and paradigms to study prion disease.
Working towards the ultimate goal to develop therapeutics to treat diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and BSE (Mad Cow Disease), scientists are investigating the physical principles underlying the formation of misfolded protein aggregates. Show More Summary
Papua New Guinea’s Fore people ate human brains for centuries. Could they now hold the secret to curing conditions like Parkinson’s and Mad Cow?
If you ask me, Scottish Labour must be suffering from the political equivalent of 'mad cow disease. Because instead of a period of calm reflection and honest soul-searching, open warfare has broken out and as the BBC reports an organised effort is underway to make Labour's Scottish leader, Jim Murphy, a scapegoat. Show More Summary
A new report asserts that a Texas man who died from a rare brain disease likely got it from eating beef contaminated with mad cow disease while living in the Middle East, decades ago.
An investigation into how an Albertan cow recently contracted mad cow disease is intensifying after Canadian officials determined the cow came from the same farm as another cow that was found in 2010 to have also contracted the disease. Show More Summary
R-CALF USA, which represents the U.S. cattle industry in trade, marketing and private property rights issues, is pointing to a recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) — or, as it is commonly called, “mad cow disease” — in a Canadian cow as a reason to maintain country-of-origin labeling (COOL). The World Trade Organization (WTO)... Continue Reading
Canada has confirmed its first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy - or mad cow disease - since 2011. ||| Winnipeg, Manitoba - A Canadian beef cow infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy was born on an Alberta farm in 2009,...Show More Summary
Recall that last Friday, a case of mad cow disease was confirmed in Canada. Chester Dawson reported today at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Canada said Wednesday a beef cow confirmed to have bovine spongiform encephalopathy was born in March 2009, two years after the country enacted a ban on cattle feed containing animal […]
Foreign markets are being extra cautious about Canadian beef until an investigation into an Alberta cow found to be infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) — or, as it is commonly called, “mad cow disease” — runs its course. In the meantime, South Korea has temporarily banned imports of Canadian beef as a precaution. None... Continue Reading
Reuters writers David Ljunggren and Scott Haggett reported on Friday that, “Canada confirmed its first case of mad cow disease since 2011 on Friday, but said the discovery should not hit a beef export sector worth C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) a year. “The news, however, helped boost U.S. cattle prices. “The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) […]
Canada, a major exporter of beef, said on Friday that it had found a case of mad cow disease in a beef cow in Alberta.
Canada confirmed its first case of mad cow disease since 2011 but expressed confidence the discovery would not hit the beef export sector. ||| OTTAWA/CALGARY - Canada confirmed its first case of mad cow disease since 2011 on Friday but...Show More Summary
One Alberta cow has been diagnosed
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS.
Missiles, Margaret Thatcher and 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
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.
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.