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Lab study suggests mad cow disease can be transmitted by plants

A study appearing in the latest issue of Cell Reports suggests that grass plants can bind, uptake, and transport infectious prions. The researchers, from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, say that plants may play an important role in environmental prion contamination. Prions are protein-based infectious agents responsible for a group of […]

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Testosterone Key In Disease Transmission




Working with mice, researchers from Penn State have established that high levels of testosterone in an individual can spur disease transmission throughout an entire population. Past research has linked testosterone to immune system suppression, making males more susceptible to disease. It has also previously been shown that compared to females, males account for a larger […]




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