Mad Cow

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Mad Cow

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Mad Cow Disease (formally, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)is a degenerative, fatal disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS)of adult cattle. It's believed that BSE is caused by a protein gone bad, called a Prion. A similar disease in humans is called variant CJD, and is believed to be caused by eating neural tissues from BSE-infected cattle.

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Our design depicts a few bad guys glomming on to the good guys, eventually taking over and turning them all-bad. The twig-like structures in the background represent another configuration of these prions. Needless to say, none of this is good news for that undercooked burger.

A back-of-tie "Awareness Note" and a source citation are incorporated in the pattern design, which reads:

"MAD COW DISEASE (BSE) is a degenerative, fatal disease affecting the CNS of adult cattle. It is believed that BSE is caused by a protein known as a Prion – gone bad. A similar disease in humans is called variant CJD, and is believed to be caused by eating neural tissues from BSE-infected cattle."

"Design based on artistic representation of early prior studies"

Note: IA contributes a portion of proceeds to research, education or support associated with important non-profit public health agencies and organizations.