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Contact: Michael Woods
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American Chemical Society

Prions

Caption: Wastewater treatment plants do not reduce harmful proteins called prions that cause incurable brain infections, such as Mad Cow disease, scientists report.

Credit: Courtesy of Katherine McMahon

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Related news release: American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 18, 2008


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