New Process May Lead to Mad Cow Diagnosis

Researchers have developed a method of multiplying the number prions in a blood sample so a blood test then can detect them. Such a test could help prevent the spread of the disease through transfusions and could detect the illness in people or animals before it can be spread to others.The findings, to appear in the September issue of the journal Nature Medicine, were released online Sunday

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BioBOOM Op/Ed: Is this a magic bullet for prions and proteins, similar to what PCR did for nucleic acids detection? Time will tell.

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