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  • Syrian Muslims infected with Kuru, a disease of cannibals

    11/13/2013 5:48:23 AM PST · by IbJensen · 35 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/13/2013 | Staff
    You’ve heard of Mad Cow Disease, the scientific name of which is bovine spongiform encephalopathy — a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). TSE is an incurable fatal disease that affects the brain and nervous system of many animals, including humans. Autopsies of infected brain tissue show a myriad of tiny holes in the cortex, giving it a sponge-like appearance — hence spongiform. (See below) spongy TSE-infected brain tissueThe disorder causes impairment of brain and bodily functions, including memory changes, personality changes, and problems with movement (shaking, trembling) that worsen over time. Like all TSEs, the bovine variant is...
  • Japan - Executive involved in Livedoor deals found dead

    01/18/2006 7:57:26 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 150+ views
    Kyodo News (Japan) | January 18, 2006
    The vice-president of HS Securities, which was involved in corporate takeover deals by internet firm Livedoor, has been found dead. Police suspect that the executive, Hideaki Noguchi, 38, committed suicide. HS Securities was among the companies raided by the special investigation squad of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office in connection with investigations into alleged fraudulent practices by Livedoor and its group of companies. The Tokyo-based securities house is led by Hideo Sawada, founder of major travel agency H.I.S. Company.
  • Nikkei drops over 4% after TSE says may halt trading

    01/17/2006 9:02:17 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 57 replies · 1,533+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2006
    TOKYO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The Nikkei share average fell over 4 percent on Wednesday after the Tokyo bourse said it would suspend trading of all shares listed on the world's second-largest stock market if the number of trades exceeds its system's capacity. The Tokyo Stock Exchange said that the number of trades totalled 2.32 million during the morning session, nearing the bourse's capacity to handle of 4 million. A raid by prosecutors on Internet portal Livedoor Co. (4753.T: Quote, Profile, Research) this week has driven many retail investors, who had been behind the market's drive higher, to sell Internet...
  • Theory: Mad Cow May Have Come From Humans

    09/01/2005 4:28:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 417+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/05 | Emma Ross - ap
    LONDON - A new theory proposes that mad cow disease may have come from feeding British cattle meal contaminated with human remains infected with a variation of the disease. The hypothesis, outlined this week in The Lancet medical journal, suggests the infected cattle feed came from the Indian subcontinent, where bodies sometimes are ceremonially thrown into the Ganges River. Indian experts not connected with the research pointed out weaknesses in the theory but agreed it should be investigated. The cause of the original case or cases of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, is unknown, but it belongs to...
  • Study Lends Support to Mad Cow Theory

    07/29/2004 8:42:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 457+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 30, 2004 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    Scientists are reporting that, for the first time, they have made an artificial prion, or misfolded protein, that can, by itself, produce a deadly infectious disease in mice and may help explain the roots of mad cow disease. The findings, being reported today in the journal Science, are strong evidence for the "protein-only hypothesis," the controversial idea that a protein, acting alone without the help of DNA or RNA, a cousin of DNA, can cause certain kinds of infectious diseases. The concept was introduced in 1982 by Dr. Stanley Prusiner, a neurology professor at the University of California, San Francisco,...
  • Researchers Create an Artificial Prion (Mad Cow, deer and elk Chronic Wasting Disease, ALERT)

    07/29/2004 6:07:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 880+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 29, 2004 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    Scientists are reporting that, for the first time, they have made an artificial prion, or misfolded protein, that can, by itself, produce a deadly infectious disease in mice and may help explain the roots of mad cow disease. The findings, being reported on Friday in the journal Science, are strong evidence for the so-called "protein only hypothesis," the controversial idea that a protein, acting alone without the help of DNA or RNA, can cause certain kinds of infectious diseases. The concept was introduced in 1982 by Dr. Stanley Prusiner, a neurology professor at the University of California in San Francisco,...
  • Misdiagnosed Green Beret Demoted, Nearly Court-Martialed Before Rare Illness Revealed

    11/22/2003 9:37:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 123 replies · 252+ views
    Misdiagnosed Green Beret Demoted, Nearly Court-Martialed Before Rare Illness Revealed By Lisa Falkenberg Associated Press Writer KARNACK, Texas (AP) - By the time he shipped out for the war in Iraq in January, Special Forces Sgt. James Alford was a wreck of a soldier. For five months, he had been doing odd things. He disappeared from Fort Campbell, Ky., for several days last year. He lost equipment and lied to superiors. In December, he was demoted from staff sergeant to sergeant. In the Kuwaiti desert, he came apart. The hotshot Green Beret who a year earlier ran circles around his...
  • U.S. Consumers Asked to Return Dog Food

    05/27/2003 9:22:28 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 8 replies · 265+ views
    Yahoo!/Reuters ^ | 05/27/2003 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers are being asked to return dog food that may have come from a Canadian cow that tested positive for mad cow disease. Pet Pantry International of Carson City, Nev., which issued the request Monday, said customers should search for two products: "Maintenance Diet" with a "use by" date of "17FEB04" and "Beef with Barley" with a date of "05MAR04. If found, the food should be held for pickup. The company's products are purchased by phone or e-mail and delivered by franchises to consumers' homes. There is no known risk to dogs and no evidence that dogs...