Program 248

AIRDATE:11/17/07

PROMO: ARC's Dr. John Wolodko refines hemp to produce feedstocks for plastics and biocomposites

Prion researchers Dr. Nat Kav and Dr. Michael James work with knockout mouse antibodies to produce vaccine against mad cow disease

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TITLE: Dr. John Wolodko, Alberta Research Council
SUBJECT: #248 Hemp for Biocomposites
SYNOPSIS: Thereís more to hemp than mood altering substances. Hempís strong fibres and oil seeds make it a good alternative to petrochemicals. And scientists at the Alberta Research Council are on the verge of launching hemp into the plastics market.

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TITLE: Dr. Michael James, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #248 Structural Analysis of Prion Antibodies
SYNOPSIS: If the work of biochemists Dr. Nat Kav and Dr. Michael James is a success, they may soon have an edible vaccine to prevent mad cow disease in livestock.

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TITLE: Dr. Nat Kav, Professor of Biochemistry, Agriculture and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #248 Researching an Edible Vaccine for BSE
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