NADeFA News

02-25-2015
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS. The new study, published recently in the journal Brain, revealed the mechanism of toxicity of a misfolded form of the protein that underlies prion...
02-25-2015
Source: HealthCanal.com Chronic wasting disease (CWD) — an infectious disease caused by prions — affects North American elk and deer, but has not been observed in humans. Using a mouse model that expresses an altered form of the normal human prion protein, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have determined why the human proteins aren’t corrupted when exposed to...
02-23-2015
Source: John McAdams, Wide Open Spaces I recently had the opportunity to talk to Shawn Schafer, the executive director of the North American Deer Farmers Association. The North American Deer Farmers Association is the largest deer farming organization in the United States and is dedicated to promoting deer farming and hunting as an agricultural pursuit. They also promote the marketing and sales...
02-03-2015
The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) applauds the efforts of the Wisconsin DRN to reintroduce elk into their historic range in Wisconsin. NADeFA does question the agreement between Wisconsin and Kentucky that will allow Wisconsin DNR to trap 150 elk in Kentucky over five years and then release those elk into Wisconsin. A recent article in the "Wisconsin Outdoor News" has a few...
01-02-2015
Reindeer populations are in trouble around the world, and in China, the iconic animals are on the decline largely because of inbreeding, according to new research.   Some folklorists say Christmas tales of flying reindeer may have originated as a hallucination, with one theory claiming the inspiration for Santa Claus came from shamans who would give out bags of hallucinatory mushrooms in late...