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    Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a relatively new disease found primarily in cattle. This disease of the bovine breed was first seen in the United Kingdom in November 1986 by histopathological examination of affected brains (Kimberlin, 1993) . From the first discovery in 1986 to 1990 this disease developed into a large-scale epidemic in most of the United Kingdom, with very serious economic consequences (Moore, 1996). BSE primarily occurs in adult cattle of both male and female genders

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    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) BSE is a disease found in cows that contaminates the brain. It kills many cattle each year because there is no known cure. Humans can be infected by a disease called Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease and sheep can be infected with a disease called scrapie. There is no known treatment for any of the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy, including CJD. In order to prevent this disease, the beef is inspected before coming into the United States. Without antibodies

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    Treatment of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Bovine Spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a serious disease found mainly in the U.K. that effects cows and humans alike. Humans can get the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by eating beef contaminated with BSE. The exact cause of BSE has yet to be discovered, but there are many theories that suggest that the infectious agent of scrapie and mutated prions have something to do with it. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, more commonly known

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    Prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a family of rare progressive neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans and animals. They are distinguished by long incubation periods, characteristic spongiform changes associated with neuronal loss, and a failure to induce inflammatory response. The proteinaceous infectious particles, prion was identified by an American neurologist Stanley B. Prusiner and colleagues in 1982derived from the words protein and infection

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    The Effects of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies on Humans Abstract Humans have to deal with many different diseases and the ones most disliked are the ones with no cures. Like cancer, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies have no cure, but they are more rare. These diseases are prion diseases which cause the brain to deteriorate. Prions are proteins that sometimes behave like viruses, which mean that they should have some form of nucleic acid, but since they don’t, they cause abnormalities

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    blood of blood donors often surface. For instance, there is much criticism over allowing foreign travelers to Great Britain the opportunity to donate their blood. This criticism stems from the belief that the Great Britain endemic of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or "Mad Cow Disease") can be physiologically related to the lethal Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. Although there is hardly any scientific evidence that supports this allegation, the United States Department of Agriculture and the

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    Prevention and Safeguard Measures For Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). Abstract Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), commonly referred to as mad cow disease, is a disease that damages the central nervous system and results to death. This disease is caused by abnormal proteins, or prions, and directly kills nervous tissues, thus is directly linked to the spinal cord and brain. The United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food and Drug Administrations have set safeguards

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    order to spare it from more pain and suffering. In cows with mad-cow disease, the area that is most targeted is the brain. The prions enter the brain and start deteriorating the brain. This is also why the disease is referred to scientifically as spongiform, because it causes the brain to look like a sponge with holes and empty caverns throughout the brain of the infected animal. Another targeted areas of a cow with mad-cow disease is the spinal cord. The prions will also cause deterioration of the

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    Mad Cow Disease aka Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Mad cow disease. A few years ago, I would not have even known what this term meant, but lately I have been hearing it everywhere. Mad cow disease, medical term bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE, is a malady that is wreaking havoc on Britain's cattle herds. It is called mad cow disease because of the way infected cows act: wobbling all over as if drunk, drooling, and eventually dropping over dead. European

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    Investigating Prion Diseases

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    Investigation of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (sCJD), New Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (nvCJD), and the Controversy of the Etiological Agents Responsible for these Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) The connection between bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known conventionally as mad cow disease, and new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (nvCJD) has brought BSE to the public eye. The disease in cattle seems to have crossed the

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