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Advancing Prion Science by Committee on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies:

By Committee on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies: Assessment of Relevant Science

Intervening time document of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies: review of proper technological know-how, convened to supply recommendation to the U.S. division of safety concerning prion illness. specializes in the examine had to increase diagnostics for prion ailments and discusses prion examine infrastructure concerns. Softcover.

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S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies that could allow BSE to slip into the United States without prompt detection, spread to other cattle, contaminate meat in the food supply, and be consumed. The report asserts that the United States lacks sufficient capacity to PRION DISEASES AND THEIR CHALLENGES 33 inspect all cattle imports and that mandated animal testing excludes some high-risk animals: those that die on farms. FDA does not know the full extent of industry compliance because its inspection data are “severely flawed,” according to GAO (p.

S. Congress. IOM (Institute of Medicine). 1993. S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. IOM Committee to Advise the Department of Defense on its Fiscal Year 1993 Breast Cancer Program. : National Academy Press. 2 Prion Diseases and Their Challenges ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF PRION SCIENCE The identification of a previously unknown malady in the Fore Tribe of Papua New Guinea drew international attention to the group of brain-wasting diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs).

Based repository for vCJD tissue and no repository for other reagents or transgenic animals. Until recently, the federal government’s limited interest in prion diseases meant that it was relatively difficult to win research grants, and this apparent lack of financial stability has discouraged young scientists from entering the field. Hence, the community of TSE researchers in the United States is small. Sensitive, specific TSE diagnostics would help protect people and animals from fatal prion infections in the absence of prophylactics and treatments.

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