The very first international working discussion on slow infections of the nervous system was entitled slow latent and temperate virus infec tions and was held at the national institutes of health nih in december 1964 the primary impetus was the discovery and investigation of kuru in new. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy the bse dilemma edited by clarerice j gibbs jr growth hormone secretagogues edited by barry b bercu and richard f walker cellular and molecular regulation of testicular cells edited by claude desjardins genetic models of immune and inflammatory diseases edited by abul k abbas and richard a flavell molecular and cellular aspects of periimplantation . Bovine spongiform encephalopathy bse commonly known as mad cow disease is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy and fatal neurodegenerative disease in cattle that may be passed to humans who have eaten infected flesh. Bse bovine spongiform encephalopathy is a progressive neurological disorder of cattle that results from infection by an unusual transmissible agent called a prion the nature of the transmissible agent is not well understood currently the most accepted theory is that the agent is a modified form . Get this from a library bovine spongiform encephalopathy the bse dilemma clarence j gibbs this volume contains the proceedings of the sixth international workshop on bovine spongiform encephalopathy the bse dilemma held in williamsburg virginia from february 27 march 1 1994 written
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