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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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