New method for making human-based gelatin for gelatin-type desserts, marshmallows, candy and innumerable other products

Public release date: 13-Jul-2011 (HRR-Requested Repost)   Scientists are reporting development of a new approach for producing large quantities of human-derived gelatin that could become a substitute for some of the 300,000 tons of animal-based gelatin produced annually for gelatin-type desserts, marshmallows, candy and innumerable other products. Their study appears in ACS’s Journal of Agriculture…

1 in 2000 Britons may carry ‘mad cow’ prion protein

  19:39 16 October 2013 by Debora MacKenzie “We were all supposed to die of mad cow disease!” People who accuse public health agencies of crying wolf are fond of citing the discovery, in 1996, that a cattle disease widespread in the UK causes the deadly disease vCJD in people. Despite widespread dismay at the…

Prions are not degraded by conventional sewage treatment processes

Re-Posted  for filing 2008 Contact: Michael Woods m_woods@acs.org 202-872-4400 American Chemical Society Persistence of Pathogenic Prion Protein during Simulated Wastewater Treatment Processes IMAGE:Wastewater treatment plants do not reduce harmful proteins called prions that cause incurable brain infections, such as Mad Cow disease, scientists report. Click here for more information.    Environmental Science & Technology Scientists…