Time: 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, November 15th

Location: Armenise Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston (link to directions)

Speakers: Noah Bloch and Vicky Chou

For a decade between the mid-1980’s to the mid-1990’s, the outbreak of Mad Cow disease shook up the meat industry and the scientific community. How Mad Cow disease could spread from cow to cow, and from cow to humans puzzled scientists and ultimately led to the identification of a new type of infectious agent: prions. In this lecture, we will cover the story from mystery to discovery and the agent behind it all: prions. At the end of our talk, we will discuss how insights from studying Mad Cow disease has informed our approach to tackling other neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.

One thought on “November 15 – High-Stake Steaks: the science of prions, Mad Cow, and other neurologic diseases

  1. Truly mind boggling- please look up the on going history of cover- up and of not following any mandatory feeding rules. We are dealing with an incredibly corrupt industry, so no feeding problems solved ? NOT ! Also how did this come about ? Horrific abuse. None of this is changed and yes prions are infectious , is in all parts of body and fluids. Corruption, corruption, corruption… and no nothing has changed in the corrupt ag ind. – so there never was 1-4 cases, there have are still unknown millions os mad cows, also testing is not expensive, Japan does it, the corrupt USDA and AG IND. have outlawed testing – because if there is no testing -there is no finding. https://archive.org/details/IndymediaPresentsMadCowCover-Up_OriginalUnitedStates_MadCow_wasn_taDowner

    Brain Trust: The Hidden Connection Between Mad Cow … – Amazon.com
    Brain Trust: The Hidden Connection Between Mad Cow and Misdiagnosed Alzheimer’s Disease [Colm A. Kelleher] on Amazon.com. … Interesting and disturbing revelations into the deliberate and willfully negligent behaviour of governments, agricultural bodies and beef industries in covering up the spread of prion diseases …

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