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View Resource Prion Diseases and the BSE Crisis

"Prion Diseases" is an article written by Dr. Prusiner in Science. Although prion research has been going on for over 25 years, the scientific and medical communities have only recently acknowledged the existence of prions and there remains serious debate over their role in a variety of neurological diseases. The name "prion" is derived from "proteinaceous infectious particles," and was coined by...

http://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/data/prusiner/245.xht...
View Resource The Official Mad Cow Disease Home Page

A project of the Sperling Biomedical Foundation, the Mad Cow Disease homepage contains more than 7,600 articles on "mad cow and new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, prions, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie, BSE, CJD, CWD, TME, and TSE." Articles range from highlighting scientific results to heated debates surrounding the politically complex infectious disease challenge. For those...

http://www.mad-cow.org/