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Brain-Eating Amoeba

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  Let’s play a little jeopardy. Answer: this man killer is ubiquitous and found in freshwater. Question: what is a brain-eating amoeba? Yep, that’s correct. In this segment, host April Sorrow chats with Dr. Dennis Kyle, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and one of the nation’s leading infectious disease researchers, to discuss the most fatal parasitic disease known to mankind. He also shares his laboratory expertise with drug discovery to tackle these brain-eating amoebas, and the road to success with FDA approved compounds.

 

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