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16. Brains With A Side Of Maggots It's A Sickness

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Dinner is served! On the menu: Brains with a side of maggots! Join us as we kick off the first episode of spooky season. Lilah provides background on an untouched civilization with some interesting ritualistic practices while Nicole covers the ins and outs of prion disease with details that will blow your mind, pun intended. Stay tuned, things are gonna get weird.
Be sure to connect with us on twitter & instagram @itsasickness_
Cheers!
Sources:
Wikipedia page on “Fore people”
Article “Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery” by Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
Documentary “Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery” by Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health article “Kuru, the first human prion disease” written by Pawel P. Liberski
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website
Hektoen International Post “Revisiting the History of Kuru” written by Tanzila Atifali Saiyed
Science Daily article “Brain disease 'resistance gene' evolves in Papua New Guinea community; could offer insights into CJD”
Topics:

Kuru Disease
The Fore people of Papua New Guinea
Cannibalism



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Dinner is served! On the menu: Brains with a side of maggots! Join us as we kick off the first episode of spooky season. Lilah provides background on an untouched civilization with some interesting ritualistic practices while Nicole covers the ins and outs of prion disease with details that will blow your mind, pun intended. Stay tuned, things are gonna get weird.
Be sure to connect with us on twitter & instagram @itsasickness_
Cheers!
Sources:
Wikipedia page on “Fore people”
Article “Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery” by Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
Documentary “Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery” by Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health article “Kuru, the first human prion disease” written by Pawel P. Liberski
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website
Hektoen International Post “Revisiting the History of Kuru” written by Tanzila Atifali Saiyed
Science Daily article “Brain disease 'resistance gene' evolves in Papua New Guinea community; could offer insights into CJD”
Topics:

Kuru Disease
The Fore people of Papua New Guinea
Cannibalism



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This episode is sponsored by
· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/itsasickness/message
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/itsasickness/support

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