STN logo



Introduction

Diseases caused by transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents affect humans and animals and include, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), scrapie of sheep, chronic wasting disease (CWD) of deer and elk and transmissible mink encephalopathy. The STN aims to provide a coordinated response to these diseases for research, diagnostics and clinical studies in Scotland. Follow this link for further details on STN.

The members of the STN include:

The University of Edinburgh
The Roslin Institute Logo
The University of Glasgow

The University of Edinburgh
The Roslin Institute

The University of Glasgow

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
Veterinary Laboratory Agency

Veterinary Laboratory Agency

The nature of the agent which causes these diseases is of importance to fundamental understanding in biology and medicine.

The mechanism by which TSE agents, enter, spread within the body and cause disease is an area of intense research. Detection of TSE agents and diagnosis is an important issue for both human and animal health.


 

Home   |    Introduction   |     BSE   |    VCJD   |    Scrapie   |    CWD   |    Seminars   |    Contact   |    External links  

If you experience any problems accessing this website please refer to our support page.