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Neurodegenerative Disease A Preventable Disease

Nutrition Helps Beat, Treat Alzheimer’s Disease The brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease collect particles of protein that are not expelled from their bodies for one reason or another. These protein particles start sticking together and forming plaques in the … Continue reading

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North Carolina Confirms 17 Cases Of CJD Since 2011

Three People Die Of CJD In Cleveland County Recently It started with double vision. That’s when Ellen Horton knew something was wrong with her husband, Raymond. The couple was en route back to Shelby from a car show in Pigeon … Continue reading

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Prions Not Stopped By Species Barriers

Prion Disease Killing Many Mammals Prions are known to migrate, mutate and multiply. They become more voracious as they move from one host to another. New research adds to the bank of evidence that a deadly prion is a deadly … Continue reading

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Prions Not Phased By Sewage Treatment Processes

Deadly Prion Proteins Survive Wastewater Treatment Process By Michael Woods Scientists in Wisconsin are reporting in a paper scheduled for the July 1 issue of ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology that typical wastewater treatment processes do not degrade prions. Prions, rogue … Continue reading

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More Mismanagement of Deadly Mad Cow Disease

Prion Pathogen Highly Contagious After eight years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reopened the comment period for its rule on what cow parts may be used in human products Monday because research completed since the interim rule was … Continue reading

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More Chronic Wasting Disease Found In Texas

Chronic Wasting Disease Spreading In Texas With the help of hunters, nearly 300 tissue samples were collected for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing from mule deer. All deer were killed in the Trans Pecos region of West Texas during the … Continue reading

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Indonesia Bans U.S. Beef Over Mad Cow Disease

Indonesia Closes Ports To American Beef When authorities discovered a case of mad cow disease in Hanford, California last year, Indonesia became the first nation to ban beef from the United States. The fallout was immediate, and U.S. beef sales to … Continue reading

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Japan Will Ease Mad Cow Disease Restrictions on U.S. Beef

Pathogen Behind Mad Cow Disease Unstoppable For only the second time in ten years, Japan will further ease restrictions on U.S. beef imports starting to allow entry of beef and beef products from cattle less than 30 months of age. … Continue reading

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Criminal Puts Bad Beef Into Food Supply

The following case demonstrates how farmers are willing and able to ignore food safety laws around the world, while regulators have little leverage over the situation and the judicial system slaps them on the wrist for taking deadly risks with … Continue reading

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CJD Kills North Carolina Boy

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Taking Younger Victims By Andrew Kenney It wasn’t bacteria or a virus that plagued young Michael Mendy’s body and mind. He did not inherit his symptoms from his mother or father. Nothing toxic was in his blood. An … Continue reading

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Takes Teenager

Girl Died Rapidly From Neurological Disorder When 15-year-old Claire McVey appeared reluctant to eat in front of her family, her mother Annie assumed she was just having teen wobbles about her weight. But Claire was showing the first signs of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob … Continue reading

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Another Case Of Mad Cow Disease In U.S.

Mad Cow Disease Exposes Prion Mismanagement The random testing system for BSE (mad cow disease) caught another dairy cow last year in Central California. The good news is that the meat was kept from the food supply. The question is … Continue reading

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