First successful vaccination against ‘mad cow’-like wasting disease in deer

Written by EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health on December 21, 2014 – 5:00 am -

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: protecting US livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain infections in humans.

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