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Don Collinsworth

...and death came a short two weeks after being diagnosed with a prion disease. He was 66. He was born Sept. 6, 1941, in Glendale...suggests that remembrances in his name be made to the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center ("NPDPSC"), Case...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012508/obi_240308277.shtml
Alaska wildlife is free of chronic wasting disease - so far

...damage the brain and nervous system. These proteins, called prions, have not been found in meat or muscle tissue. Little is known...Because a protein is not alive, it can't be killed, and these prions are very hardy. So far, scientists have not found a way to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020203/out_wildlife.shtml
Outdoors
Head Hunting

...The disease is caused by the little-understood transformation of proteins in the brain. The protein abnormalities, called prions, concentrate in the brain stem. Chronic wasting disease is part of a group of diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103005/out_20051030019.shtml
Outdoors
Protest beef industry subsidies

...the other hand, it is replete with saturated fat, cholesterol, pesticides, and pathogens, including occasionally, the prions of mad cow disease. We should have a hundred thousand demonstrators marching on Washington to protest taxpayer subsidies to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061608/let_291413691.shtml
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