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Mad Cow Disease or BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is a progressive neurological disorder of cattle that results from infection by an unusual transmissible agent called a prion. The nature of the transmissible agent is not well understood. Currently, the most accepted theory is that the agent is a modified form of a normal protein known as prion protein. For reasons that are not yet understood, the normal prion protein changes into a pathogenic (harmful) form that then damages the central nervous system of cattle.
Statistical method for faster prognosis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Statistical method for faster prognosis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

The prion appears to function as an evolutionary stepping stone

The prion appears to function as an evolutionary stepping stone

Scientists have produced a prion protein that can trigger the development of a neurological disorder similar to "mad cow" disease

Scientists have produced a prion protein that can trigger the development of a neurological disorder similar to "mad cow" disease

DNA testing of one millionth sheep for scrapie susceptibility

DNA testing of one millionth sheep for scrapie susceptibility

HHS strengthen safeguards against mad cow disease

HHS strengthen safeguards against mad cow disease

300,000 mad French cows since the 1980's

300,000 mad French cows since the 1980's

Americans not that bothered by Mad Cow disease

Americans not that bothered by Mad Cow disease

Call for Bush Administration to remedy failures on mad cow disease

Call for Bush Administration to remedy failures on mad cow disease

Are we as crazy as mad cows?

Are we as crazy as mad cows?

Natural biological process by which yeast cells dismantle amyloid fibers

Natural biological process by which yeast cells dismantle amyloid fibers

No evidence of CJD associated with the Garden State Racetrack

No evidence of CJD associated with the Garden State Racetrack

Mad cow sent to slaughterhouse

Mad cow sent to slaughterhouse

Experts conclude plans to control zoonoses, diseases transmitted from animals to humans

Experts conclude plans to control zoonoses, diseases transmitted from animals to humans

Zoonoses, diseases transmitted from animals to humans

Zoonoses, diseases transmitted from animals to humans

Watch out Skippy, the meat of Australia's bush kangaroo may be the highest known source of the healthy fat CLA

Watch out Skippy, the meat of Australia's bush kangaroo may be the highest known source of the healthy fat CLA

Resolution of US-Chinese cosmetics mad cow disease issue

Resolution of US-Chinese cosmetics mad cow disease issue

Natural medication shown to not always be a safe alternative to synthetic medication

Natural medication shown to not always be a safe alternative to synthetic medication

New York - Due to changing blood donor criteria, donor deferral rates have been increasing since 1999

New York - Due to changing blood donor criteria, donor deferral rates have been increasing since 1999

Consumer trust in food is high in the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Norway, but low in Italy and Portugal

Consumer trust in food is high in the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Norway, but low in Italy and Portugal

New device filters blood supplies on-site reducing the possible transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

New device filters blood supplies on-site reducing the possible transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease