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'Casual attitude' to vCJD warning

BBC News 23 July 2014

The government has developed a “casual attitude” to the human form of “mad cow disease”, MPs have warned.  The Science and Technology Committee said the low incidence of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) was being “used as justification for inaction”.  17 more words

Forensic Pathology

Why I Cannot Stand.

I’ve tried to keep my mouth shut. Really, I have. I know what I believe, and I know what scares me about the Hobby Lobby ruling, and I’ve thought about it in the wee morning hours, when my kids were asleep and my brain was wide awake: thinking, worrying, swirling with anxiety. 1,388 more words

Bits And Whatnots

New test detects toxic prions in blood

(PLOS 12 June 2014) The first cases of mad cow disease in humans occurred in the late 1990s and are thought to be the consequence of eating contaminated beef products. 65 more words

Clinical Pathology

Saving Marge

My friend called and left a message on my phone on a beautiful Autumn evening last October.  She said, “Well, I have leukemia and am headed downtown.   698 more words