Research: Creuztfeldt-Jakob disease might be transmitted by blood transfusion
Creuztfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare but fatal disease in humans. For the first time, the presence of infectivity in the blood of patients affected by sporadic and the new variant of CJD was established by scientists from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research and the French National Veterinary School , in collaboration with ... (more)
Mon Dec 09, 2013
USDA Finalizes Import Regulations For "Mad Cow Disease"
In November, the USDA announced a final rule that will align the Agency's import regulations for bovine spongiform encephalopathy with international standards.
Usda Aphis Updates Bovine Import Regulation to Comply With International Health Standards
This BSE regulation is based on international scientific literature and standards established by the World Organization for Animal Health .
Mon Dec 02, 2013
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".
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
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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.