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Arkansas Girl Surviving Often Fatal Brain Infection

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August 13, 2013
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Infections linked to a brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri are incredibly rare and almost always fatal. So it's remarkable that Kali Hardig is alive and responsive after being diagnosed last month following a swimming trip in Arkansas.


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AP (Sep. 11, 2013) A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who survived a rare and often fatal infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba says she is lucky to be alive. Kali Hardig spoke to reporters Wednesday before she was to be released from Arkansas Children's Hospital.
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3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

Reuters (July 16, 2013) German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The "human brain map" shows the organ in unprecedented detail, allowing neuro-researchers to examine brain function and pathways on a molecular level. Rob Muir reports.
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Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 4, 2013) A healthy brain just keeps getting better with age. That is the surprising discovery of Ernst Poeppel, a brain researcher in Munich. Vocabulary, verbal memory and spacial and associative reasoning reach peak performance between the ages of 40 and 56. Ernst Poeppel says young and old brains show very little difference. So there's no reason they can't function optimally a whole life long - provided they're kept in shape like muscles. They can even grow new brain cells. The neuro-networks and transmitters, on the other hand, can get a bit rusty with age.
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CDC Blames Kidney Transplant for Rabies Death

CDC Blames Kidney Transplant for Rabies Death

Newsy (Mar. 15, 2013) The Maryland man died from inflammation of the brain, and it's unknown how the donor got the infection.
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