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Mad-cow protein is degraded by soil

20 September 2006

FRANCE - The rogue prion protein that causes mad-cow disease is degraded by prolonged exposure to the soil, according to French research that may close off a path of exploration as to why cattle still fall sick with this disorder. Scientists are eager to figure out why cows are still becoming infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) even though the known sources of contamination have ostensibly been tackled.

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Source: TodayOnline


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