Monday Dec 2
Inquiry into donor blood vCJD risk
An independent inquiry is being launched to check the safety of donor blood amid fears of infection from the human form of "mad cow disease".
Monday Dec 2
Mold And Salmonella On Marijuana Leaves: Researchers Uncover Widespread Pot Contamination
Now that marijuana has been legalized in 20 U.S. states and D.C., scientists have started to identify possible contaminants found on the average pot leaf.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Prion Diseases of Humans and Animals: Their Causes and Molecular Basis
Annual Review of Neuroscience , Vol. 24, No. 1. , pp. 519-550, doi:10.1146/annurev.neuro.24.1.519 a-a Abstracta Prion diseases are transmissible neurodegenerative conditions that include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans and bovine spongiform encephalopathy and scrapie in animals.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
The Journal of Commerce Online
Asian Sales Boosted US Beef, Pork Exports in September
U.S. beef exports in September remained ahead of 2012 levels, but pork exports continued to face "a number of challenges," according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Decade-long trend of rising US beef exports to end
A decade-long trend of rising US beef exports, since they were floored by the discovery of mad cow disease, is poised to end thanks to the prospect of a squeeze on supplies stemming from the tumble in feed prices.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Mad cow disease research in Calgary gets federal funding boost
University of Calgary researcher Sabine Glich is researching new treatments for mad cow disease and chronic wasting disease.
Government of Canada Invests in Research Excellence at Canadian Universities
The Honourable Greg Rickford, minister of state , made the announcement today at the University of Calgary.
'No need to remove sheep spinal cord at slaughterhouses' - call from MP
An MP has called for the practice of removing the spinal cord from sheep carcasses at slaughterhouses to be stopped - because it is unnecessary.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Deadly Brain Illness Discovered in British Family
A British family harbors a deadly inherited illness that destroys the brain in a way that is similar to the dreaded mad cow disease, researchers report.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
U.S. pressure on Korea grows over beef m...
A U.S. decision to relax its own restrictions on beef imports is expected to affect South Korea and other nations with regulations on American beef, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Lasers Could One Day Detect -- And Destroy -- Brain Disease
A new technology that uses only light could one day detect and annihilate disease-causing proteins in the brain, researchers say.