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Researchers identify `mad cow' prion disease process

...mutated form of prion attaches to normal prions in the brain and...mutated type of prion was placed into...deaths to abnormal prions stuck within the...Lingappa said the prion linked to GSS is not infectious, while prions that cause mad cow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/06/tec_221993.shtml
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Speeding detection mad cow disease

...stripped away normal prion proteins, leaving only the misshapen prions that eat away brain...examine tissue for prions. Prion-diagnosing tests...brain stem, where prions typically concentrate...tissue that accompany prion diseases, called...

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

...determine the distribution of prions in the skeletal muscle of animals with prion disease is urgently needed...study noted that whether prions can accumulate in the...cattle or sheep with prion disease "remains to...studies have failed to find prions in the meat of infected...

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

...Most so-called prion diseases are incredibly...basic questions about prions, even though learning...scientists study prions. The National Institutes...29.4 million on prion research last year...recommended a range of prion research priorities...should be simply how prions work, the report...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/09/liv_400372.shtml
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Lab experiment links mad cow, human brain diseases

...discovery that the protein prion caused BSE. In the study...normal form of bovine prion protein. The mice were inoculated with prions taken from diseased cows...similar ban in 1997. Prions, a name that stands...mammals. But when the prion shape is changed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/21/tec_278927.shtml
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Disease found in deer like mad cow

...report titled Advancing Prion Science, the Institute...for basic research into prions, misshapen proteins...disease in deer is also a prion disease, which is why...has been no evidence of prion-infected deer causing...implicate chronic wasting and prions." Testing in mice has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/10/met_400504.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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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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