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Researchers identify `mad cow' prion disease process

...widespread death of neurons, resulting in disorders such as scrapie in sheep, mad cow disease in cattle and a fatal brain disorder called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in people. The theory is that a mutated form of prion attaches to normal prions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/06/tec_221993.shtml
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Bald eagle numbers up for state

...compared with one eaglet from the two Thurmond Lake nests. About 24 bald eagles have been killed by AVM - a fatal brain disorder - along Thurmond Lake in the past three years, despite efforts to identify and eliminate the causes of the disease...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/18/met_348941.shtml
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Alzheimer's test set for new drug

...elderly men restores memory almost to that of young people, soon will be tested on patients with Alzheimer's, the fatal brain disorder that destroys the mind. Dr. Gary Lynch of the University of California at Irvine said Sunday the drug called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/11/18/met_200677.shtml
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