Re: Virulent Mad Cow Disease?

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 09:58:44 MDT

On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 08:34:55AM -0500, Tiberius Gracchus wrote:
> Does LN2 stasis thawrt the ravages of CJD? I asked this question
> before, and I think the answer was yes.

>From a purely physical point of view, it ought to stop CJD since prion
diffusion through a frozen water matrix is extremely slow. That said, it
is not obvious what the effect of freezing is on protein conformation -
it might be that some cryosuspension protocols are helpful against CJD -
or are pure poison.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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