New excellence network to study prion diseases

CANADA - A new network of centres of excellence, called PrioNet Canada, has been established with $35 million funding over the next seven years by the federal government. The centre will pool the collective expertise of Canadian prion researchers to strengthen the diagnosis, treatment, and ultimate prevention of such diseases as BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or mad cow disease) and TSEs (Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies), such as vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, the human form of BSE) and scrapie in sheep and other forms.

Source: LabCanada
calendar icon 20 December 2005
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