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Author Yam, Philip.

Title The pathological protein : mad cow, chronic wasting, and other deadly prion diseases / Philip Yam.

Publication Info. New York : Copernicus, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  616.83 YAM    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-256) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Death in Devizes -- One in a million -- Cannibals' laughing death -- Connecting the holes -- Birth of the prion -- Family curses -- On the prion proving grounds -- Consuming fears -- Mad cow's human toll -- Keeping the madness out -- Scourge of the cervids -- Misadventures in medicine -- Searching for cures -- Laying odds.
Subject Prion diseases -- Popular works.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome.
Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform.
Prion Diseases.
Wasting Disease, Chronic.
ISBN 0387955089 alkaline paper
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