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Human Carriers of mad cow disease double previous estimate

Analyzing thousands of tissue samples from surgical procedures carried out around the United Kingdom (UK), researchers have estimated that the number of people carrying variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob prions to be double previous estimates. Reported in the British Medical Journal, the survey is likely the most robust prevalence measure to date across a wide range of age […]

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Eating disorders lurking in most women

When women with eating disorders viewed an image of an overweight person, MRI scans revealed their brains “lighting up” in ways that suggested extreme unhappiness and self-loathing. But the researchers, from Brigham Young University (BYU), were astonished to observe the same responses from women with no history of eating disorders and no apparent body image […]

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