...scientists believe that hope primarily lies not in dismantling them, but in heading off the folding errors.
We have a mess here that goes back over fifty years.
... I understand the disease but would like to know what could be done to halt or reverse the progression of prion disease in humans. Have you any ideas from your research Softcrow?
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You would think that misfolded proteins being present would mean another proper protein would be needed to complete the process,
... so the bigger the plant or animal than it's normal size, the more possibility of their being misfolded proteins.
...I am sort of questioning if the tender meat is made of misfolded or incompletely developed proteins, rending their proper use in our consumption of them very poor.
...If our bodies start to digest them in a couple of generations of use, sickness will become the new economic giant.
..what they said that I hadn't heard before was that the bone ash of the destroyed cows was turned into fertilizer and shipped to about 70 different countries. I would think this would be a big boost to finding prions in plants.
Scientists warn of link between dangerous new pathogen and Monsanto’s Roundup
A plant pathologist experienced in protecting against biological warfare recently warned the USDA of a new, self-replicating, micro-fungal virus-sized organism which may be causing spontaneous abortions in livestock, sudden death syndrome in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy, and wilt in Monsanto’s RR corn.
...“I believe we’ve reached the tipping point toward a potential disaster with the safety of our food supply. The abuse, or call it over use if you will, of Roundup, is having profoundly bad consequences in the soil. We’ve seen that for years. The appearance of this new pathogen may be a signal that we’ve gone too far.”
...Huber highlighted “the escalating frequency of infertility and spontaneous abortions over the past few years in US cattle, dairy, swine, and horse operations.”
...Argentine scientists found that Roundup causes birth defects in frogs and chickens. Publishing their paper, “Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Produce Teratogenic Effects on Vertebrates by Impairing Retinoic Acid Signaling,” in Chemical Research in Toxicology, Alejandra Paganelli, et al. also produced a large set of reports for the public at GMWatch:
In Argentina and Paraguay, doctors and residents living in GM soy producing areas have reported serious health effects from glyphosate spraying, including high rates of birth defects as well as infertility, stillbirths, miscarriages, and cancers. Scientific studies collected in the new report confirm links between exposure to glyphosate and premature births, miscarriages, cancer, and damage to DNA and reproductive organ cells.
One of the researchers, Andrés Carrasco, told GM Watch, “The findings in the lab are compatible with malformations observed in humans exposed to glyphosate during pregnancy.”
...In a 2009 study, researchers linked organ damage with consumption of Monsanto’s GM maize, based on Monsanto’s trial data. As we reported last year, Gilles-Eric Séralini, et al., concluded that the raw data from all three GMO studies reveal that novel pesticide residues will be present in food and feed and may pose grave health risks to those consuming them.