Tag Archives: BSE

The end of BSE

The BSE epidemic cost us billions, and devastated the British farming industry. Now, that plague is at an end. Overall, as many as three million animals were infected; in the peak year, 1992, the UK saw 37,280 diagnoses. Yet there are … Continue reading

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Researchers find new piece of BSE puzzle

BSE, commonly known as mad cow disease, is caused by an infectious and abnormal form of the prion protein that is present on cells within the nervous system, but it is unclear as to what causes the abnormality to occur. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday PLoS Pathogens

PLoS Pathogens is two years old, and to celebrate, they’ve just published a list of the top ten papers downloaded from September 2005 to July 2007, so if you need to catch up on your reading: Carrageenan Is a Potent … Continue reading

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