'Phantom BSE threat' is dynamite for science

UK - The prion theory has been at the centre of the science on spongiform encephalopathy for three decades - before the disease was even diagnosed in cattle as BSE in 1986. Two scientists have received the Nobel Prize for their work on the theory and it informs fears of an epidemic of new variant CJD in humans who ate beef from infected cattle. But a new book by two eminent German professors casts doubts on the theory. Paddy Rooney of the Country Land and Business Association, the CLA, investigates...

Source: icWales
calendar icon 7 September 2005
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