BSE versus Creutzveld-Jacobs-syndrome
ns10005 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Apr 1 07:33:26 EST 1996
In article <4jn428$2rho at pegasus.unm.edu>, bhjelle at unm.edu wrote:
(after I couldn't find the quoted link)
> Sigh. I'll give you a more direct link to the statements
> and some references.
Thanks, much better. And thanks for your other references.
> Again, a very easy statement to make and hard to
My favourite kind :-)
> There is no DNA or RNA in the prion, so some
> of the most sensitive methods available (PCR, LCR, etc)
> are not available.
So how is the prion detected in infected nervous tissue? And what prevents
that same method of detection from working with "commercial cuts" of beef?
> What is "joint of beef" anyway?
That lump of meat on sale in shops - ie. what the consumer eats, rather
than the potentially infectious tissue, which is incinerated.
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