Posts Tagged ‘mad cow disease

07
Dec
08

File under “scary as h*ll” – Prions in animal fats?

This article from the science journal at Ars Technica gave me chills. (CLICK HERE to read it.)

If you haven’t the time (or are suffering from mouse-related trigger finger,) let me summarize:  prions — malformed proteins which cause neurodegenerative wasting diseases such as BSE (“mad cow disease'”) — which were previously only thought to exist in neural tissues of infected animals have NOW BEEN FOUND TO ACCUMULATE IN FAT TISSUES.  Think “sausage” or “ribeye steak.”

See if I get any sleep tonight…

(CLICK HERE for a table of links for more information on prion-related… stuff.)

(CLICK HERE for a Powerpoint ’07 presentation I put together a few months ago.)

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18
Jun
08

My ASSIST Presentations

Here they are.

Mad Cow Disease (PowerPoint 2007)

Asbestosis (PowerPoint 2007)

Two more days to go folks…

16
Jun
08

ASSIST Project Links (work in progress)

Mad Cow Disease:

Asbestosis:




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