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Spain reports case of 'mad cow disease'

A case of "mad cow disease" has been discovered in northwestern Spain, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

Spain reports atypical mad cow disease on farm: OIE

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

PARIS (Reuters) - Spain has reported case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) on a farm in the Castile and Leon region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

Researchers find infectious prions in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patient skin

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)--the human equivalent of mad cow disease--is caused by rogue, misfolded protein aggregates termed prions, which are infectious and cause fatal damages in the patient's brain. CJD patients develop signature microscopic sponge-like holes in their brains. Show More Summary

The Mutation 15 Update for 'Plague Inc.' is Now Available, Spread that Mad Cow Disease!

Plague Inc. [$0.99], which I've been saying for years now is one of the best dollars you can spend in the App Store, just continues to get better and better. Last month we detailed the new Mutation 15 update which would bring three new scenarios to the game which included the return of the infamous

School board replaces Trump ally who wants Obama dead of ‘mad cow disease’ and Michelle in Africa with gorilla

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A New York school board this week announced that it had replaced board member Carl Paladino, a former gubernatorial candidate and adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, after he called for Barack and Michelle Obama to die of mad cow disease. The Buffalo News reported that Paladino’s seat on...

Research suggests type 2 diabetes could be transmitted like mad cow disease

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It is estimated that about 6 percent of the world's population suffers from type 2 diabetes. Labelled a global health epidemic by the World Health Organization, rates of the disease have increased dramatically from about 30 million cases in 1985 to around 390 million by 2015. Show More Summary

‘Atypical’ form of mad cow disease discovered in Alabama

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The United States Department of Agriculture confirmed Tuesday an ‘atypical’ case of mad cow disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama. The disease disease was detected during a routine check in a livestock market. The animal never entered the slaughter...

Cow in Alabama tests positive for atypical mad cow disease

5 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The Alabama cow is the fifth detection of BSE in the United States, four of which were atypical.

Alabama finds atypical mad cow case, no human threat seen

5 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - An 11-year-old cow in Alabama tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

EU scientists investigate origin of isolated BSE cases

Two decades have passed since the Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic struck Europe. Commonly known as mad cow disease, BSE remains without a cure and, after a long incubation period of 2 to 5 years, is completely fatal due to the spongiform degeneration of the brain and spiral cord. Europe’s 1986-1998 BSE epidemic was primary... Continue Reading

Researchers offer new explanation for why protein fibers form

Alzheimer's disease results from a dysfunctional stacking of protein molecules that form long fibers inside brain cells. Similar stacking occurs in sickle-cell anemia and mad cow disease.

Remember ebola? Media-inflamed health scares, quantified

7 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Just how overblown was the media panic over ebola? This interactive chart compares media coverage of a dozen health scares, from mad cow disease to zika. (more…)

Altering pH bumps prions out of danger zone

Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease resulted in the U.S. banning imports of beef from the European Union for 15 years.

Spain finds atypical mad cow case, sees no trade curbs

9 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain has confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, in the northwestern province of Castilla y Leon, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday.

Provocative prions may protect yeast cells from stress

Prions have a notorious reputation. They cause neurodegenerative disease, namely mad cow/Creutzfeld-Jakob disease. And the way these protein particles propagate—getting other proteins to join the pile—can seem insidious.

Many more people could still die from mad cow disease in the UK

A man who has died of vCJD has shown that the disease can affect a second genetic subtype of people. It’s likely these people take longer to develop symptoms

Ireland reports 'mad cow' case, says no risk to health

11 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland said on Wednesday that a dead cow had been confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as mad cow disease, but said it had not entered the food chain and there was no risk to human health or beef's trade status.

Trump co-chair refuses to resign as demanded for racist comments

Carl Paladino won’t accept the verdict of the Buffalo school board that he should resign. …Paladino last week told a Buffalo alternative newspaper he wanted to see the president dead of mad cow disease and the first lady living with a gorilla in Zimbabwe. Having first said the comments had “nothing to do with race”, [...]

Buffalo school board asks Paladino to resign

Following his racist comments about Michelle Obamaa and wishing the president dead of mad cow disease, Carl Paladino has been asked to resign from the Buffalo school board. Paladino was Donald Trump’s New York campaign co-chair and currently sits on the nine-member Buffalo school board. In recent days, he’s faced intense criticism for his answers [...]

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