Deadly brain disease linked to bacteria

Sept. 9, 2002 at 5:19 PM

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- In a challenge to mainstream science, researchers at two American universities reported Monday the human version of mad-cow disease may be a micro-organism commonly found in insects. If that is the case, doctors may be able to prevent or slow the brain degeneration associated with the disease by using antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Study details Greenland's ice sheet plumbing system
8 things you didn't know about baby gorillas
Blood test rules out heart attack faster than standard tests
New study details formation of Earth's inner core
Varying walking speeds can help you lose weight