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The following experts are available as kuru consultants and kuru expert witnesses.  ORC experts are peer-recommended authorities who have been carefully selected and rigorously screened.
    Definition:  Kuru - An infectious nervous system disease which is progressive and fatal, and found among the native people of New Guinea. Symptoms include truncal and limb ataxia, and tremors. Kuru is thought to be associated with cannibalism, and upon autopsy, the brain shows the changes of the spongiform encephalopathies.

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Expert in Neurodegeneration, Prion Disease, Biochemistry of Proteins in Brain Diseases, Synuclein, Parkinson's
Extensive research experience, government advisor, expert witness (prion diseases). Distinguished researcher in the area of metal interactions with proteins. Identified the prion protein as a copper binding protein. Identified the function of ... See full profile

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Expert in General Neurology Care, Medical Ethics, Epilepsy and Dementia
Expert has completed a general Neurology residency at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at the same institution. UMD is also a specialty center in the diagnosis and treatment of ... See full profile

Maryland (MD), USA

Expert in Infectious Disease, Immune deficiencies, Molds, Toxins, Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine.
Expert's expertise as an internist combining Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease with Medical Nutrition equips her to recognize and manage challenging medical conditions, especially in those with different types and degrees of weakened ... See full profile

New York (NY), USA

Expert in Epidemiology, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Immunology, Public Health
In her various positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Expert has dealt with the ethical issues surrounding policy decisions involved in hemophilia-AIDS, transfusion-associated AIDS, AIDS in developing countries, AIDS ... See full profile

Oregon (OR), USA


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