Contact: Michael Woods
American Chemical Society
Caption: Scientists report a new device to detect prion proteins that cause Mad Cow Disease and other prion diseases. The finding could lead to a reliable blood test for those illnesses in both animals and humans.
Credit: Courtesy of USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Photo by Keith Weller
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Related news release: American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008