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Beef Bits

Aug 15, 2008
New BSE detection method developed The protection of consumers against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) starts in the slaughterhouse, and a new method of detecting the disease has been discovered. Scientists have detected infected nervous system tissue using a fluorescent light method. Nervous system tissue contains lipofuscin, which fluoresces when exposed to light. Formerly, the use of chromatography, polymerase chain-reaction assays and other laboratory methods for detecting nervous sy...

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