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Re: E-M:/ Infectious prions found in deer meat

Interesting stuff.
Possibly the source of Mad Republican Disease?
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Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 7:22 PM
Subject: E-M:/ Infectious prions found in deer meat

Michigan Republican politicians in Lansing continue to support the captive cervid money interest over the welfare of human health, the Michigan deer herd, and the state tourism industry.
Infectious prions found in deer meat
Research finds the matter, which causes chronic wasting disease, in muscle. It had been thought to be only in nervous-system tissue.
A person who eats venison could swallow the proteins shown to cause a deadly brain disease in deer, elk and moose, researchers reported today.
Their article in the journal Science represents the first time scientists have found the proteins that cause the affliction, chronic wasting disease, in the meat and muscle of deer.