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Speeding detection mad cow disease

...change signaled the presence of infectious prions - the warped brain proteins that cause...who developed a test that detects BSE prions. Hall is a tall, bearded scientist with...proteins, leaving only the misshapen prions that eat away brain tissue and leave spongelike...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/18/tec_313947.shtml
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Technique might quickly screen cow brains for mad-cow proteins

...the test for finding the proteins, or prions, requires too much labor for large-scale...standard means of detecting low levels of prions in tissue, Cohen said. The standard...Nobel Prize last year for discovering prions. The test involves treating a tissue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/29/tec_240405.shtml
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Mad cow disease proteins can pool in muscle of mice

...Academy of Sciences, found that infectious prions, an abnormal protein that causes mad...effort to determine the distribution of prions in the skeletal muscle of animals with...However, the study noted that whether prions can accumulate in the muscle of cattle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/20/tec_339894.shtml
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Family of 10 diseases mystifies scientists

...answer the most basic questions about prions, even though learning how the rogue proteins...threat here, few U.S. scientists study prions. The National Institutes of Health spent...animals - or safely handle highly infectious prions. How infectious? Burning tainted animal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/09/liv_400372.shtml
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Italian scientists discover new form of mad cow disease

...CJD are caused by different forms of mutant proteins called prions. A number of people, mainly in England, have also suffered...human victims of CJD. They said the cows were infected with prions that resembled those involved in the standard form of the human...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/17/liv_404866.shtml
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Researchers identify `mad cow' prion disease process

...in many years of research that abnormal prions cause the widespread death of neurons...mutated form of prion attaches to normal prions in the brain and causes mutations. This...brains linked the deaths to abnormal prions stuck within the internal membrane of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/06/tec_221993.shtml
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Disease found in deer like mad cow

...Medicine recommended increased funding for basic research into prions, misshapen proteins that can attack nerve cells and cause fatal...mad-cow deferral. "They couldn't implicate chronic wasting and prions." Testing in mice has shown there are some barriers to chronic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/10/met_400504.shtml
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Scientists developing test for mad cow disease

...animals and humans. The test, developed by private and government researchers, detects the presence of abnormal proteins called prions that cause a group of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, or TSE. It has been successfully used on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/22/tec_274509.shtml
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Human mad cow infection may be more widespread

...alive. The illness occurs when normal proteins found in the brain, known as prions, change shape and prompt adjacent healthy prions to do the same. When enough prions are altered, they deposit a plaque on the brain and surround the mark with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/07/liv_424567.shtml
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Lab experiment links mad cow, human brain diseases

...protein. The mice were inoculated with prions taken from diseased cows. After 250 days...also developed neurological disease. Prions from the diseased mice were then injected...the FDA issued a similar ban in 1997. Prions, a name that stands for "infectious...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/21/tec_278927.shtml
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