Trained dogs can sniff out a deadly deer disease

Charlie, Jari, and Kiwi are pet dogs with a superpower: Their sensitive noses can distinguish between a healthy deer and one sick with chronic wasting disease (CWD), all from a whiff of the deer's poop.

Increasing prevalence of chronic wasting disease in Kansas deer

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found chronic wasting disease—a fatal illness found in deer that affects their neurological system and causes chronic weight loss—has spread fivefold among Kansas counties, ...

Northeastern US seeks to prevent arrival of deer disease

Deer biologists across northern New England are dusting off their plans for dealing with a fatal disease that has been spreading across North America for a half-century and was recently discovered again on a Canadian game ...

Altering pH bumps prions out of danger zone

Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease resulted in the U.S. banning imports ...

World 'facing flood of new toxins'

The world needs to prepare for a flood of potentially dangerous new pollutants, an international expert in environmental chemistry has warned.

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