Kuru: The Science And Sorcery


Episode of January 12, 2015

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What prompts a young Australian medical student studying in Adelaide to move his family to the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea, while he works on finding a solution to a baffling but terrifying brain disease that's killing 200 locals a year? The student was Michael Alpers, hero to PNG's 'Fore' people, the tribe he helped to save from extinction. This incredible medical detective story explains how Michael took on the challenge of the disease Kuru fifty years ago, and how he solved the myster...