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Old 06-10-2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default Scripps Florida researchers develop new test for mad cow prions

Scripps Florida researchers develop new test for mad cow prions
June 1, 2009

Article - TechJournal South - The Southeast's Source for Technology Business News
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Now, a group of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute's Florida campus have developed a new method that cuts this critical time lag by several months.
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"Because some prion strains are pathogenic for humans and some are not, it's vital that we know the difference when we find them in the field and when we study them in the laboratory," said Corinne Lasmézas, a professor in the Department of Infectology at Scripps Florida who led the study.
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