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West Nile Virus can cause meningitis (inflammation of the tissues covering the brain & spinal cord) & encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).

The protein only hypothesis of Prions diseases (Mad cow disease) won a Nobel prize in 1997.

A detailed article on the anatomy of cerebral circulation


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Both CDC & WHO have received reports of outbreaks of a severe form of pneumonia worldwide.

Evidence of the virus dropped 50-fold in the blood cells of macaques and 1,000-fold in plasma.

Antioxidants are substances that protect other chemicals of the body from damaging oxidation reactions

Free radicals are a chemical species that possess an unpaired electron in the outer shell of the molecule.

Stroke is a loss of cerebral function with symptoms lasting >24 hrs or death due to vascular disease.

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