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Scientists worry ‘zombie deer’ disease could jump to humans
Chronic wasting disease is currently in 24 states.
First Treatment for Prion-Based Brain Diseases Involves Glowing Polymers
When proteins go rogue, polymers get busy
Should Scientists Be Held Legally Responsible for Their Results?
On March 31, 2009, a panel of scientists and civil servants met to assess the risk presented by a recent … Continued
Ground-Up Animal Meat and Bone Could Be Turned Into Biodegradable Plastics
Future petroleum-free plastic could be made from the ground-up bone and meat parts left over from the animal rendering process. … Continued
Devoid of DNA, Infectious Prions Evolve Anyhow
It has long been thought that prions can't evolve. Turns out they can
Deleting Mad Cow Disease
Forget medicine. Scientists want to engineer cattle that wonâ€™t get sick in the first place
Hype That Breaks Your Heart
The Issue: Just in time for Valentineâ€™s Day, the news hit that a breakup or a surprise party could kill us. Well, not quite