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Researcher identifies substances that could prevent BSE

31 March 2005

TOKYO - A Japanese scientist said Thursday she has identified two substances that prevent the production of an abnormal protein believed to cause mad cow disease and its human variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The finding by Naoko Iwanami, a researcher at the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, is expected to be applied in developing preventive medicine for the brain-destroying disease. Source: Japan Today



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