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The Resource How the Cows Turned Mad : Unlocking the Mysteries of Mad Cow Disease, (electronic resource)

How the Cows Turned Mad : Unlocking the Mysteries of Mad Cow Disease, (electronic resource)

Label
How the Cows Turned Mad : Unlocking the Mysteries of Mad Cow Disease
Title
How the Cows Turned Mad
Title remainder
Unlocking the Mysteries of Mad Cow Disease
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Originally published to much acclaim in France, this scientific thriller, updated with a foreword by best-selling author Marion Nestle, tells of the hunt for the cause of an enigmatic class of fatal brain infections, of which mad cow disease is the latest incarnation. In gripping, nontechnical prose, Maxime Schwartz details the deadly manifestations of these diseases throughout history, describes the major players and events that led to discoveries about their true nature, and outlines our current state of knowledge. The book concludes by addressing the question we all want answered: should we
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Schwartz, Maxime
Dewey number
616.83
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Prion diseases
Label
How the Cows Turned Mad : Unlocking the Mysteries of Mad Cow Disease, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
  • Cover; title; copyright; contents; foreword to the paperback edition; prologue; 1: the sheep are strangely dizzy; 2: molecules and microbes; 3: mad dogs and earthworms; 4: scrapie under the microscope; 5: creutzfelot, jakob, and others; 6: scrapie is inoculable; 7: and goats, and mice; 8: scrapie is contagious; 9: kuru and the fore people of papua new guinea; 10: the wall comes down; 11: from pearl necklace to double helix; 12: the phantom virus; 13: a tragedy in the making; 14: one case per million; 15: prions; 16: april 1985; 17: the "kiss of death"; 18: the return of the spontaneists
  • 19: to growand to die20: lessons learned; 21: have the cows gone mad?; 22: from cows to humans; 23: from cows to sheep? from humans to humans?; 24: the secret in the closet; 25: unmasking "the disease"; 26: have we conquered "the disease"?; 27: 2001; epilogue; notes; bibliography; chronology; acknowledgments; index
Control code
ocn609849990
Extent
1 online resource (260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520931510
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609849990
Label
How the Cows Turned Mad : Unlocking the Mysteries of Mad Cow Disease, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
  • Cover; title; copyright; contents; foreword to the paperback edition; prologue; 1: the sheep are strangely dizzy; 2: molecules and microbes; 3: mad dogs and earthworms; 4: scrapie under the microscope; 5: creutzfelot, jakob, and others; 6: scrapie is inoculable; 7: and goats, and mice; 8: scrapie is contagious; 9: kuru and the fore people of papua new guinea; 10: the wall comes down; 11: from pearl necklace to double helix; 12: the phantom virus; 13: a tragedy in the making; 14: one case per million; 15: prions; 16: april 1985; 17: the "kiss of death"; 18: the return of the spontaneists
  • 19: to growand to die20: lessons learned; 21: have the cows gone mad?; 22: from cows to humans; 23: from cows to sheep? from humans to humans?; 24: the secret in the closet; 25: unmasking "the disease"; 26: have we conquered "the disease"?; 27: 2001; epilogue; notes; bibliography; chronology; acknowledgments; index
Control code
ocn609849990
Extent
1 online resource (260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520931510
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609849990

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