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Mad Cow Medicine

We don't hear much about Mad Cow Disease anymore (thank goodness), but scientists are studying the human form (Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease) because it has similarities to diseases that affect millions, such as...
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Mad Cow Disease May be Genetic

New findings about the causes of Mad Cow Disease show that sometimes it may be genetic?for cows, anyway.

Researcher Juergen A. Richt says, "We now know it's also in the genes of cattle." Until several years ago, it was thought that the cattle prion disease bovine spongiform encephalopathy?also called BSE or mad cow disease?was a...

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Another Dangerous Ruling Sneaks In

First we find out that, for some mysterious reason, the Saudis (some of whom were involved in911) are immune from a lawsuit filed by families of victims of the 911attacks. Now we've learned that the Agriculture Dept. can STOP meatpackers from testing cattle for Mad Cow Disease. Has our government gone crazy?or is it just crazy about big money...

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Can We TURN OFF Mad Cow?

A new treatment may be able to REVERSE Mad Cow Disease in humans. It works in mice.

Blocking the production of certain proteins in the brains of diseased mice completely reverses the memory loss caused by Mad Cow. Will it do the same thing for humans? The human form of Mad Cow is called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).

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New Corn May Prevent Mad Cow Disease

It's nice when there's GOOD news for a change. Mad Cow Disease may become a thing of the past. Mad Cow is caused by farmers feeding cattle the ground-up bones of other cows?or sometimes even human beings, in order to give them muscle-building protein. This won't be necessary anymore, since corn has been engineered that has twice its usual...

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Mad Cow Began with Human Remains

Animal feed contaminated with human remains may have caused the first cases of Mad Cow Disease. Previously it was assumed that Mad Cow began when the ground up remains of other cattle were fed to cows as a source of protein. But now scientists believe it may have begun when the theremains of human corpses were imported into the UK to be added...

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Mad Cow Strikes Again

There is a new case of Mad Cow Disease in the US, but we're told it does not threaten our food supply, because the affected cow died on the farm where it was raised and its meat never entered the human food chain. The cow was burned and then buried, and the farm's location is being kept secret.

The Agriculture Department's John Clifford...

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Cattle STILL Being Fed Mad Cow Food

Newswise - Daily News Central reports that US ranchers are stillfeeding their cattle things that could help transmit Mad CowDisease to humans, such as the blood of other cattle. MadCow Disease was a major news headline, but once the publicwent on to other things, like the Michael Jackson trial, USranchers reverted to their old...

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Why You Should Read This Book!

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Another Cause for Mad Cow?

English farmer Mark Purdey says that Mad Cow Disease isreally Manganese Madness.

Purdey notes that feeding cattle the meat and bone meal fromother cows was banned in Britain in 1988, but despite thisfact, 40,000 cattle born there after the ban have come downwith Mad Cow. In Ireland, Portugal, and France, there havealso been more cases...

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Mad Cow Strikes the Young

Young people seem to be more susceptible to the vCJD, thehuman version of Mad Cow Disease. Scientists don't know ifthis is because they eat more hamburgers.

142 people have died from Mad Cow Disease in the U.K. in thelast 9 years, and most of them have been young. Computermodels show that 48% of people with the disease should beover the...

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Still More Mad Cow Madness

Department of Agriculture inspectors say there are big gapsin the U.S. government's testing for Mad Cow Disease, but atop department official insists that additional cases of thedisease here won't have any impact on our health.

In msnbc.com, Jon Bonn

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More Mad Cows in Future

The USDA has announced that the U.S. cow that tested positive for Mad Cow Disease does not actually have the disease, according to a second test. But a food industry spokesman says there could be over 100 cases of Mad Cow in U.S. herds right now.

Steve Mitchell writes that food consultant Robert LaBudde says that about half of the Mad...

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Another Case of Mad Cow in U.S.

A second cow has tested positive for Mad Cow Disease in the U.S.?and only a fraction of cattle are tested, so who knows how many infected cows there really are? However, the USDA says it's "very likely" that with further testing, the cow will turn out not to have Mad Cow Disease, even though the test they used is wrong only about once in a...

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Mad Cow Free Cow

The Kirin Brewery Company in Japan has produced a genetically-engineered cow that is immune to Mad Cow Disease because it carries none of the prions that cause the disease. The animal hasn't been born yet, but it will not be used to produce a species of Mad Cow free cows; instead, it will be used for medical research. A Kirin official says, "...

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Mad Cow Time Bomb

Britain may be facing a Mad Cow time bomb. New research suggests that up to 4,000 people there unknowingly carry the human form of mad cow disease. Some may already be passing it on through blood transfusions and contaminated surgical instruments, so the disease may continue to kill for decades.

Pathologists examined more than 12,500...

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Only Half of Tainted Meat Recalled--UPDATE

Only about half the meat and poultry that was recalled in the U.S. because of suspected health hazards between 1998 and 2002 was actually recovered by the manufacturers. This is especially worrisome now that Mad Cow Disease has been discovered here. Researcher Neal Hooker says, "Manufacturers should have a better success rate, but they don't...

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A Hero Needs Help

Dave Louthan, who has been interviewed on Dreamland and mentioned in our newsletter several times, is an authentic hero who caught the USDA in a lie and forced them to start inspecting many more cattle for Mad Cow Disease. Now he needs our help. We've sent him a check. Please read his letter and consider doing the same.

"Hi, my name is...

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USDA: No Mad Cow Testing Allowed

Scott Kilman reports in the Wall Street Journal that the USDA will not allow individual meat packers to test their own meat, because it may imply that the beef missed during random testing by the U.S. government is not safe. Consumer Susan Brownawell says, "This is ridiculous. If people want to have their beef tested, they should be able to....

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Mad Cow Man Tells More

Dave Louthan, the man who slaughtered the cow in Washington State that started the Mad Cow madness, has a chilling update for us.

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Mad Cow Madness Exposed on Dreamland

On our Dreamlandscience report this week Linda Moulton Howe interviews Mad Cow expert Giuseppe Legname, who says that U.S. efforts to control this disease are so bad, he's stopped eating meat. Dave Louthan, who actually killed the mad cow on December 26, 2003, said the same thing on Dreamland recently. Now Tom Ellestad, owner of Vern's Moses...

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Man Who Slaughtered Mad Cow on Dreamland Special

Both on the Dreamland program and as a special interview available in the last slot on Unknowncountry.com's Windows Media Player (reached by clicking "Listen Now" on the right side of our masthead), Whitley interviews Dave Louthan, the man who actually slaughtered the mad cow that was found last December. Dave is now a man with a mission...

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Mad Cow Man Reveals Government Lie

In the February 3 New York Times, Donald G. McNeil interviewed Dave Louthan, who slaughtered the cow on December 9 that was later discovered to have had Mad Cow Disease. He disputes the official statement that the diseased cow was a "downer" and says, "Mad cows aren't downers. They're up and they're crazy." This means they'll be much harder to...

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Seven Mad Cow Deaths Linked to Racetrack

Seven people died of the human form of Mad Cow Disease in New Jersey, with their only contact being that they all ate in the same racetrack restaurant, making one wonder what was being served there.

Faye Flam writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer that the seven victims of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease had all eaten at the Garden State Race...

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Mad Elk Dirt

Hunters in many states have been warned not to eat deer or elk meat, since it can be contaminated with chronic wasting disease (CWD), a version of Mad Cow Disease, which can be transferred to humans who eat the meat. Mad Cow was spread by farmers grinding up cow bones and feeding them to cattle, but how does CWD spread in wild animals? The...

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Mad Cow Made into Dog Food

When a Canadian cow recently tested positive for Mad Cow Disease, meat producers began quarantining and testing their beef. Now the FDA has announced that part of the affected cow may have been used to make dog food that was shipped to the U.S.

There's no scientific evidence that dogs can Mad Cow or transmit it to humans. However, deer...

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No Mad Cow Disease From Deer

Three hunters recently died of Creutzfeldt-Jakobdisease, meaning chronic wasting disease, which affects deerand elk and is related to Mad Cow disease, can betransferred to humans by eating meat. CWD has become socommon in deer that hunting is seriously threatened in manyareas of the U.S. The hunting season starts in September,and Jack Ward...

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Mystery Mad Cow Deaths

Two young men, ages 26 and 28, died last fall in the same Michigan hospital of a rare brain disease that occurs mainly in elderly people. The incident, which raises fears that the human form of mad cow disease is here in the USA, prompted a swift investigation by federal health officials, but doctors familiar with the cases say there is no...

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Meat Imported From Mad Cow Countries

The United States imported more than 200,000 pounds of beef last year from countries that are not allowed to sell their meat products here because of their association with mad cow disease, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture figures. Dale Leuck, a member of the USDA?s Economic Research Service, says they can?t tell if the figures...

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Little Mad Cow Risk for U.S.

There is little risk of mad cow disease turning up in American cattle despite the spread of the illness in Europe and Japan, according to a Harvard University study. Harvard researchers briefed Congress about the chance of mad cow disease, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), infecting U.S. livestock. The disease, for which...

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