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Cause of Mysterious, Fatal Brain Disease Linked to Mad Cow Disease -Like Proteins
Researchers believe they have found the cause of a mysterious and fatal brain disease that leaves patients with symptom's similar to Parkinson's disease, including rigid muscles, tremors and low blood pressure . Called Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), the disease is rare but devastating, affecting
Mutation Discovered in Cannibal Tribe Might Stop Deadly Brain Disease
The DNA of tribes in a remote area of Papa New Guinea may someday help scientists find a way to protect people from certain degenerative brain diseases, including the illness commonly called "mad cow" disease. While studying the Fore population in Papa New Guinea, which has practiced cannibalism in
'Dead' Businessman Arrested in North Carolina
Jose Lantigua, who reportedly died while on vacation in Venezuela in 2013, is facing criminal charges of insurance fraud and civil lawsuits over debts related to his company Circle K.
Businessman Reported Dead in 2013 -- Then Arrested in North Carolina
The story was that Jose Lantigua, an American businessman, became ill and died on vacation in Venezuela in 2013. But insurance companies and his lenders were suspicious. It turns out they were right to be skeptical. Over the weekend, Lantiqua, 62, was alive and placed under arrest in North Carolina
What To Know About Mad Cow Disease Amid Beef Recall
A Missouri company has recalled more than 4,000 pounds of beef over fears that it might contain nerve tissue linked to mad cow disease. The recall comes a week after the death of a Texas man from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a fatal brain disorder tied to eating meat from cows with bovine
4 Things to Know About Mad Cow Disease
A Texas man has died after eating meat from a “mad cow, ” making him the fourth person in the United States known to have contracted the ultra-rare form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The fatal brain disorder, which is caused by eating tainted beef, was discovered nearly two decades ago but
Rare Brain Disease Confirmed in N.H. Patient, 15 Others Possibly Contaminated
Health officials have confirmed that a New Hampshire man who died in August following neural surgery had a case of rare, degenerative brain disease. 15 others may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease after their surgeries.
Germany Seeks a New Longest Word
Call it linguistic precision engineering. The German language permits the creation of words of endless length, many of which refer to laws. Now the country has lost its longest official word following the repeal of a complex law regarding mad cow disease -- and is seeking a new one. The search is
World News (08.21.12)
Mighty Mississippi Reaches Low Levels; Tampa Police on Alert Over 'Suspicious' Discovery
Feds: Animals Abused at School Beef Supplier
California meat company accused of "egregious, inhumane" treatment of cows.