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Canadian researchers discovered a minuscule change in prions' makeup appears to give mad cow disease the ability to adapt and spread to other animals. Neurologist Valerie Sim and her research team at the University of Alberta said the findings might
Uganda has demanded a review of a 1996 law on mad cow disease before lifting restrictions on beef imports from Kenya. According to a November report on Non-tariff barriers, (NTB) to trade in the East African Community (EAC), Uganda says Kenya still
The world's top beef exporter, Brazil, will give countries that curbed imports of its beef after a case of mad cow disease until March to drop the measures or it will file a complaint at the World Trade Organisation, farm ministry officials said.
The campaign follows a ministry report saying that the carcass of a cow that died two years ago in southern Brazil contained disease-carrying proteins, or prions, but the animal did not "manifest the disease nor die of it". "This episode does not
The Wall Street Journal Scientists believe new ways to treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's disease could emerge from research into another neurodegenerative disorder: mad-cow disease. The rare bovine disorder, which infects cattle, and
A meat inspector and keen hunter was killed by a rare brain disease linked to the human form of mad cow disease. John Andrews, 63, of Napier is one of five New Zealanders confirmed to have died of the sporadic form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
The University of Melbourne team has used newly-available genetic sequencing to identify a signature for the infectious agent that is responsible for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and the human form of mad cow disease, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.
Taipei, May 27 (CNA) A Taiwanese inspection delegation concluded Sunday that beef products imported from the United States to Taiwan are safe to eat, after wrapping up a visit to check beef safety in the U.S., where a new mad cow disease case was
Hanford stating "Real Milk Comes from Real Sick Cows" and urging people to "Go Vegan," but the nation's biggest billboard company told the group no. After a dead dairy cow from Tulare County in the the heart of dairy country was found with mad cow
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