Researchers Cattle Eyes Could Help Detect Mad Cow Disease

09.13.10 | FL News Team

New research shows the eyes of a cow could be key in detecting neurological disorders such as mad cow disease.  Researchers at Ohio State University looked at the retinas of sheep infected with scrapie, a disease similar to mad cow disease.  They found the sheep's eye had a unusual glow to it.  Researchers involved in the study say this could be a new technique to look for a neurological disease early on.  If the symptoms of mad cow disease could be detected early, it could help prevent infected meat from getting into the food supply.   The study was published in the journal "Analytical Chemistry."