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2008-07-16 03:00:00

By McDonnell, Gerald KEYWORDS Decontamination / Inactivation / Prion / Sterilisation Prion diseases present unique challenges to healthcare facilities, both in the care and treatment of patients.

2008-06-16 09:01:19

SAN FRANCISCO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- YouTube and The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) today launched a comprehensive Internet video channel dedicated to the improved understanding of incurable neurodegenerative brain diseases.

2007-05-04 15:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two first-place winning teens went to Walt Disney World and the Kennedy Space Center last week as winners of the DuPont Challenge National Science Essay Awards Program.

2006-07-06 13:06:03

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tests in hamsters suggest it may be possible to develop a blood test for mad cow and related diseases in both humans and animals before they develop symptoms, researchers reported on Thursday.

2006-06-29 21:09:03

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has restored imports of United States beef, ending a two-and-a-half year ban prompted by fears of mad cow disease, state media reported. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture would allow boneless beef imports from U.S.

2006-06-22 20:05:03

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - People could be infected with the human form of mad cow disease for more than 50 years without developing the illness, which means the size of a potential epidemic may be underestimated, UK scientists said on Friday.

2006-06-22 07:49:28

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A second Dutch person has been diagnosed with the human variant of mad cow disease after a woman died from the disease last year, Dutch health authorities said on Thursday.

2006-03-18 04:17:50

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Aso on Saturday that Tokyo's reinstatement of a ban on U.S. beef over mad cow disease was an excessive reaction, Kyodo news agency said on Saturday.

2006-02-09 08:21:12

LONDON (Agence de Presse Medicale) - A third case of variant-CJD -- the human form of mad cow disease -- associated with a blood transfusion has recently been diagnosed in Britain, the country's Health Protection Agency (HPA) reported on Thursday.

2006-01-27 00:30:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The muscles of deer affected by a mad cow-like disease carry the infectious prions that spread the illness, meaning that venison could potentially spread the agent to humans, researchers reported on Thursday.


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