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Prions and the blood and immune systems


Prions, found in the brains of animals with brain wasting diseases, could be spread through urine. © SPL

1 posted on 10/18/2005 12:23:52 AM PDT by neverdem
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2 posted on 10/18/2005 12:32:03 AM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: neverdem

"Then, in 2003, Adriano Aguzzi's group at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, found prions in the muscle tissue of people who had died from a brain wasting disease."

Are cows any different?


3 posted on 10/18/2005 12:36:27 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: neverdem

It all reminds me of Ice-9.


4 posted on 10/18/2005 12:48:30 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: neverdem

The Scientologists Were RIGHT!


8 posted on 10/18/2005 2:30:58 AM PDT by ichabod1 (No Retreat! Trap The Rats or Face The Base -- Your Choice, Congress)
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To: neverdem
In the United States, a chronic wasting disease is spreading "like wildfire" among elk and deer, says Aguzzi. About 20% of the wild deer in some parts of Colorado are infected, says Aguzzi, and yet these animals are herbivores.

That news should be widely circulated. Deer hunters might want to forgo their venison for a long time.

10 posted on 10/18/2005 3:24:35 AM PDT by xJones
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To: neverdem

Well, to wax colloquially here, there IS the old tale that goes: if a mouse runs over you while you're reclining and urinates on you, you're going to be very sick (and some people think it means death, not illness, will occur).

Might be something to that, afterall.


11 posted on 10/18/2005 3:47:59 AM PDT by BIRDS
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To: neverdem
British cows are thought to have developed the prion disease bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) by eating ground-up brains, spleens and similar material.

To my knowledge, this has never actually been proven to causality, just coincidence.

12 posted on 10/18/2005 4:19:50 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: neverdem

Don't eat yellow snow.


13 posted on 10/18/2005 4:44:34 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Stilwell

Interesting ping


16 posted on 10/18/2005 6:48:36 AM PDT by reformedliberal (Bless our troops and pray for our nation.)
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To: neverdem
Prions, found in the brains of animals with brain wasting diseases, could be spread through urine.

If this porves to be true for mad cow and humans, then there is real risk of this disease running rampant in the homosexual community, beginning in Europe.

29 posted on 10/18/2005 11:02:45 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: neverdem
Tetracyclines affect prion infectivity

Spiroplasma as a candidate agent for the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

Just enter Bastian FO into PubMed.

33 posted on 10/18/2005 4:52:18 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: Fasciitis

prion ping!


41 posted on 10/21/2005 6:33:49 AM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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