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Frightening: Alzheimer's can be transmitted

Alzheimer’s disease is now considered a “prion disease” by some scientists.

Prions, short for proteinaceous infectious particles, are misfolded proteins that carry the ability to trigger further proteins to misfold, leading to debilitating brain disorders, including: 1,149 more words

Health Care

Suspected case of BSE in Co Louth

The Department of Agriculture is investigating a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth.

Tests were carried out on an animal to see if it has ailment, also known as mad cow disease, with results expected next week. 389 more words

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Zombie Apocalypse: Two Theories

Everyone has theories about zombies. Everyone can speculate what would happen should a zombie birth take place. And, yes. I have my theories, too. But what everyone might not know is that a theory is just a theory. 554 more words

Monday Mayhem

Mad Cow Disease

Last week, I discussed the One Health Concept, which suggests that the health of humans, livestock, wildlife, and environment are all interconnected. Our food production systems are an important component linking humans, livestock, wildlife, and the environment, and I explained some ways that human food production systems influence pathogen emergence. 597 more words

Interesting Tidbits

Federal Agriculture Minister confident BSE impact will be temporary

CALGARY — Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says figuring out how an Alberta cow was infected with BSE is like looking for a needle in a haystack. 144 more words


Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Sam Crawford

I created this film during Spring quarter of 2014 as an independent project for a program titled “Re-Imagining the Body”. The piece is fueled by my growing frustration with the lack of transparency between consumers and food producers. 32 more words


Canada's protocols for dealing with mad cow disease are effective, say beef industry officials

CALGARY – There’s not much panic in the beef industry after an Alberta cow was found to have mad cow disease last week, but there is concern about how Canada’s trading partners will react in the wake of South Korea’s decision to suspend beef imports. 242 more words