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Originally posted by superdude
That's a pretty interesting theory Dr H. With all of the species, including the fish, that have been found with this disease, are there any reports of them dying from it.
Think of all of the weird things that have been happening to wildlife recently. From whales, and dolphins beaching themselves, Pelicans crashing into the ground, etc....
Is it possible that there is some sort of link?
BSE basically turns the brain into mush doesn't it? That would have to show some signs of mental breakdown wouldn't it?
If this is a man made "bug" that is targeted to a specific group, and a specific incubation time - did we actually witness testing?
Originally posted by DrHoracid
Why, after so many years of existence in the world have Prions "suddenly" become infectious? What 'changed".
Originally posted by soficrow
My research says there is - much of what's happening at the cellular level in diseased animals involves "fibroblasts" - the stem cells for connective tissue. These stem cells mutate into myofibroblasts because the cell-building proteins are hijacked by a prion called "a-smooth muscle actin."
Originally posted by Relentless
soficrowThese stem cells mutate into myofibroblasts because the cell-building proteins are hijacked by a prion called "a-smooth muscle actin."
Soficrow - do you have any more information about this A-sma, particularly regarding when a person tests positive for this blood test? It seems that this blood test is sometimes positive when a person has hepatitis, but when a person who definately doesn't have hepatitis gets a positive, the Drs. consider it an unknown/insignificant finding.