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  1. #1 Brain eating amoeba, and a question 
    Forum Bachelors Degree Demen Tolden's Avatar
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    Hello guys.

    From this story I have a question.

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nation..._amoeba29.html

    Why would an amoeba specifically target brain tissue?


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    i don't think that it necessarily targets the brain, it's just that it does the worst damage when it reaches the brain

    a bit like meningitis - it's a fairly harmless inhabitant of many people's throat, but when it gets into the blood stream and reaches the brain, that's when trouble starts


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    Quote Originally Posted by Demen Tolden
    Hello guys.

    From this story I have a question.

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nation..._amoeba29.html

    Why would an amoeba specifically target brain tissue?

    It's not the brain tissue it targets, it's the function of the brain it is trying to compete with, primarily, and not primary a brain eating entity. The brain digestion is a secondary feature.

    Our studies into neuromathematics suggests that the brain has an overall "single cell" operational feature that can be challenged by other single cell entities.
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