New era for ME/CFS research as top cytokine study attracts media headlines
The immune systems of patients who have recently developed ME/CFS look markedly different from those who have been ill for much longer, according to a major new study from Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at Columbia University. This shift in immune function hadn’t been seen before.
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  1. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member


    Declaration of Prion as a Pest Under FIFRA

    A Rule by the Environmental Protection Agency on 02/28/2013

    Publication Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013

    Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

    Dates: This final rule is effective April 29, 2013.

    Effective Date: 04/29/2013
    Entry Type: Rule
    Action: Final rule.
    Document Citation: 78 FR 13501
    Page: 13501 -13507 (7 pages)


    With this final rule EPA declares a prion (i.e., proteinaceous infectious particle) to be a “pest” under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and amends the regulations to expressly include prion within the regulatory definition of pest. This final rule also amends existing pesticide product performance data requirements to clarify that efficacy data are required for pesticide products with prion-related claims. In addition, EPA is announcing the availability of final test guidelines on generating the product performance data for prion-related pesticide products.
  2. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

    And the significance of this is?
  3. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

    Seems to me they are taking it serieus now.

    Prions stay infectieus in soil for decades.

    US has a CWD problem.

    I guess there are now possibilities ( or claimed ones) to clean the environment.

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