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Old 09-17-2006, 07:33 PM
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As I said it causes a certain kind of brain protein to get folded wrong. This causes plaques and holes to form in the brain eventually getting in the way of normal brain functioning and causeing demetia (like Alzeihmers) and eventually the patient dies. It generally takes a long time to happen but is very sad and tragic of course. Mad cow disease is actually called BSE or bovine spongioform encephalitis, which basically means it makes cow brains look like sponge in science terms.
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:35 PM
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oh... okay, but what does mad cow disease do to humans?
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:58 PM
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oh... okay, but what does mad cow disease do to humans?
The same thing it does to cows.
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:14 PM
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ohhhh, okay.,.. bad thoughts...
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:40 PM
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It essentially chews holes in the brain and makes it look like a sponge under the microscope. The term "mad" come in because the animal becomes brain damaged as do people. Symtoms are similar to Alzheimers and it is believed that perhaps some cases have been misdiagnosed as Alzheimers when they were in fact prion infections.
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oh... weird... okay
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