kuru kuru


  • (n) a progressive disease of the central nervous system marked by increasing lack of coordination and advancing to paralysis and death within a year of the appearance of symptoms; thought to have been transmitted by cannibalistic consumption of diseased brain tissue since the disease virtually disappeared when cannibalism was abandoned


  1. Kuru was first noted in 1951.
  2. No authentic kuru victim has recovered.
  3. It now seems certain that kuru was the result of a slow-acting virus, transmitted from one Fore to another by cannibalism.


  • SDSU professors talk Egyptian turmoil

    San Diego State’s Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies held a four-professor panel Tuesday evening about the turmoil in Egypt inside a packed lecture hall. Professors Farid Abdel-Nour, Hisham Foad, Ahmet Kuru, and Ghada Osman gave presentations on the various aspects of the political conflict in Egypt. Though they mentioned many different factions during their […]
    on September 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Aztec

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