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An international team of researchers identified two Swiss cows with a new form of mad-cow disease in a study released online Friday. ……Humans can become infected by the prion proteins….
Two cows died in the Swiss countryside, ….and mandatory testing gave a positive result for BSE.
Previously, scientists had uncovered three prion variants, but when the current team examined the prions of the two cows, they found a fourth unknown variant.
'Lifeless' Prion Proteins Are 'Capable of Evolution'
…prions (infectious misfolded proteins) are now acknowledged to evolve and adapt.
….Mainstream medicine admits that prions are associated with 20 different brain diseases in humans and animals.
….the evidence suggests that not only do prions cause most modern chronic and debilitating diseases, but they also underlie the current trend to accelerated evolution in microbes as well as complex living organisms.
…environmental insults, either physical (heat, pressure, radiation) or chemical (heavy metals, arsenate, toxins), also cause proteins to misfold into toxic shapes.
Can Prions Be Epigenetic Regulators In Humans?
Although prions are infectious agents with a bad reputation, research suggests that prions also play a role in epigenetic regulation. ….Prions are most simply defined as misfolded infectious proteins. Prion diseases or, “Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies” (TSEs) are a group of neurodegenerative disorders that occur in humans and other mammals. ….
Prions are classifiable as epigenetic regulators because they are able to modify gene expression through protein interactions, as opposed to first receiving “instructions” provided by nucleic acids.
don't quote me on this but it sure does seem like mother nature is trying to take us out lately!
....I don't think we've reacted quickly enough globally to prevent CJD from spreading and can expect many preventable deaths to occur. Other prion diseases, besides mad cow, are frightening too.
i am aware that these types of things are often the result of us trying yo play god.