U of O Research Examines Risks of BSE

CANADA - It may be hard to believe that although bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or 'mad cow disease,' has cost the Canadian economy around $10 billion in lost trade and compensation, little is known about the disease.
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Indeed, no solid numbers exist as to the human risk of exposure to this untreatable and fatal neurodegenerative disease. But this month, PrioNet Canada, a federally funded network that studies prion-based diseases like BSE, moved to change that by announcing $590,000 in funding for two related projects at the University of Ottawa.

The funding is part of an $8-million injection into 19 projects across the country examining prion diseases and their effects, and will fuel research conducted by U of O's Dr. Daniel Krewski and Dr. Michael Tyshenko.

Source: Business Journal
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