Month: March 2016

prion disease and TSE

Prion Disease Spreading Globally Dr. Stanley Prusiner, an American neuroscientist from the University of California at San Francisco, earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for discovering, naming and characterizing deadly prions and prion disease. President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the rising importance of his research. Unfortunately, U.S. policy on many […]

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biosolids risk assessment

Sewage Sludge Contaminating Food, Water Philadelphia is dumping tons of toxic sewage sludge near several homes in rural Pennsylvania. Families are getting sick from the toxic air alone, but they are worried about their water supplies and so should millions of people downstream. Ignored by state and federal regulators, more than 100 residents in Upper Mount Bethel Township filed […]

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prion disease and TSE

Wastewater Treatment Plants Spreading Prion Disease Norway confirmed its first cases of mad cow disease in history last week (followed by its first case of chronic wasting disease in reindeer), while Canada confirmed yet another case in Alberta today. It’s the first case to be reported in Canada since 2011. These reported cases are just the tip […]

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