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UK on TSEs - We have become more rather than less anxious

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"Scientists think that prions are generally confined to nervous and lymphoid tissue, such as the brain and tonsils. But a recent paper found that genetically engineered mice with a certain inflammatory condition accumulate prions in organs throughout their body2. If the same holds true for cows, then infected meat could enter the human food chain. "
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If this is true we would have to test every animal that goes into the food chain. SRM removal (complete SRM removal) would not be sufficient. Correct?
Prusiner has been working on this for some time. No wonder Ann Veneman denied him access to her office.
 

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