World / Science & Health Dec 19, 2019

Researchers may have found cause of mad cow disease

Researchers believe they have found the cause of mad cow disease, though on Wednesday they stressed the need to maintain precautionary measures to avoid a potential re-emergence of the illness. Several hypotheses have been put forward over the cause of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative ...

National Jun 29, 2013

Blanket tests for mad cow disease will end Sunday

Blanket testing for mad cow disease will end Sunday, 12 years after the program was started in October 2001 after Japan's first case was found, the government said Friday. Blanket testing "was significant for removing the people's insecurity," health minister Norihisa Tamura said. "As Japan ...