Monday, May 24, 2004

you'll notice I don't eat much mutton

Prions, the misfolded proteins that are widely believed to cause brain-wasting diseases, have been found in sheep muscle, scientists announced yesterday - the first time they have been discovered in animal flesh that many humans normally eat.
Relevant because it is frequently -- and desperately -- claimed that prions exist only in "high risk" central nevous system tissue.


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