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2014-06-11 23:09:49

Dr. William Croft's new novel addresses major insurance company conspiracy based on well-documented fact. MADISON, Wisc. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 What is scarier than disease? Mass cover-up of the cause. Dr. William Croft has successfully identified illness utilizing anatomic pathology for over 38 years, including diagnosing toxic mold, arsenic, petroleum, asbestos, and Chronic Wasting Disease in humans. Croft’s latest discovery involves serious controversy: Man-made prions were used...

Culling Of Deer Controls Disease With Little Effect On Hunting
2013-10-21 13:33:52

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chronic wasting disease, the deer-equivalent of mad cow disease, has crept across the U.S. landscape from west to east. It appeared first in captive mule deer in Colorado in the late 1960s. By 1981, it had escaped to the wild. It reached the Midwest by 2002. Little is known about its potential to infect humans. Now researchers at the University of Illinois offer a first look at the long-term effectiveness of the practice of culling deer in...

Twice As Many Humans Carry Mad Cow Protein As Thought
2013-10-16 13:40:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the British Medical Journal has found twice as many British citizens than was previously thought may be carrying the human form of “mad cow disease.” However, unlike the band N’Sync – don’t expect a comeback anytime soon from the disease that reached its peak prominence in the late 90s, experts said. The disease, also known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), emerged after widespread...

2010-10-19 20:39:16

The eyes of sheep infected with scrapie "“ a neurological disorder similar to mad cow disease "“ return an intense, almost-white glow when they're hit with blue excitation light, according to a research project led by Iowa State University's Jacob Petrich. The findings suggest technologies and techniques can be developed to quickly and noninvasively test for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, progressive and fatal neurological diseases such as mad cow disease in cattle and...

2010-09-09 01:04:06

The eyes may or may not be windows to the soul, as the old adage goes, but scientists are reporting evidence that a peek into the eyes of cattle may become the basis for a long-sought test to detect infection with the agent that causes Mad Cow Disease. That test could help prevent the disease from spreading in the food supply. A study on using the tell-tale glow given off by eyes infected with the Mad Cow agent appears in ACS' semi-monthly journal Analytical Chemistry. Jacob Petrich and...

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2009-06-27 11:15:00

Scientists have raised concern over the potential for people to contract Creutzfeldt Jakob disease "” the human form of "mad cow disease" "” from eating farmed-raised fish that are fed byproducts rendered from cows, Reuters reported. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, which is commonly referred to as Mad cow disease, is a fatal brain disease in cattle that may cause Creutzfeldt Jakob disease in humans who eat infected cow parts, scientists said. Neurologist Dr. Robert P. Friedland...

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2009-01-30 07:41:52

A blood test has been developed by Canadian researchers that can diagnose fatal chronic wasting disease in elk, and may provide an inexpensive approach to screening for mad cow disease. According to the researchers, the test looks for damaged cells in the blood, and may also provide a way to diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. The report appears in the journal Nucleic Acids Research. "We can now take a blood sample from a live animal and look at the DNA patterns in the blood and...

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2008-07-22 15:30:00

Originally By Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press Public health officials in Massachusetts are investigating whether a patient in a Cape Cod hospital has the human form of mad cow disease. Dr. Alfred DeMaria, the state's director of communicable disease control, confirmed Sunday to The Associated Press that tests are being done to see if the patient has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and whether it's the variant attributed to mad cow. There have only been three cases of the human form of mad cow...

2008-07-09 09:01:02

GeneThera, Inc.'s (PINKSHEETS: GTHA) CEO Dr. Tony Milici, M.D., Ph.D. wanted to provide an update on the company's recent developments to its loyal shareholders and investment community in the United States and abroad. Firstly, none of the fundamentals has changed within the company. In fact, opportunities are increasing, especially with respect to recent pressure from the twenty-four members of Congress in a letter dated June 12, 2008, to Secretary of Agriculture Edward Schafer to allow...

2008-06-26 06:02:22

By Choe Sang-Hun The government this week will remove the last legal barrier blocking American beef imports from reaching South Korean store shelves, officials announced on Wednesday, following weeks of demonstrations set off by fears that the meat may not be safe from mad cow disease. On Thursday, South Korea will publish the quarantine and inspection guidelines based on a beef import deal that was struck with the United States in April but was revised last week to allay concerns about...


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