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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.

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