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Genetic mutation blocks prion disease

Unknown mechanism helped some people in Papua New Guinea escape historic, deadly outbreak.

A genetic variant protected some practitioners of cannibalism from prion disease.

Scientists who study a rare brain disease that once devastated entire communities in Papua New Guinea have described a genetic variant that appears to stop misfolded proteins known as prions from propagating in the brain… 313 more words


Our kind of a date

My son announced few days back that he is going to grandma’s for a sleepover on weekend so I told my husband that we are going for a date. 329 more words

Spending Time

Hillary Diagnosis?

I have encountered some interesting research on YouTube. Rather than post those videos, I think it is best to just post this information about the disease knows as “Kuru”. 25 more words

Exposing Political Corruption

The Collectors of Lost Souls

The Collectors of Lost Souls, Warwick Anderson

            Warwick Anderson uses the events surrounding the discovery of and subsequent medico-scientific investigation into kuru to highlight not only the complex frameworks of giving and receiving that were characteristic of mid-20th century science, but those coloring the interactions between the Fore and the medical scientists and anthropologists who descended upon them starting in the 1950s. 547 more words

Summaries & Reviews

Hillary's Health: Does She Have Kuru?

Don’t laugh. This is NO JOKE.

Kuru Information Page : “Kuru is a rare and fatal brain disorder that occurred at epidemic levels during the 1950s-60s among the Fore people in the highlands of New Guinea. 139 more words

Flying Cuttlefish Food

Entry 604: A Tale of Three Marks

Jeez, I’d hate to be Mark Zuckerberg.

Although he is the wealthiest of “The Three Marks” (Zuckerberg, Cuban and Hallen), Mark Cuban seems to be enjoying himself more, and Mark Hallen (that’s me) doesn’t have to spend nearly as much time as Zuckerberg paying attention to social media. 598 more words

Seizures: AMCON has over N2tr assets

*empowered to trace, possess assets

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, Mr. Ahmed Kuru has said that the Corporation is currently managing assets worth over N2trillion. 564 more words