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This mysterious brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is the stuff of nightmares
Naegleria fowleri - a microscopic amoeba that can cause a very rare, but severe, infection of the brain, usually fatal. The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater (for example, lakes, rivers, and hot springs) and soil.
B0005204 Neurons in the brain Credit: Dr Jonathan Clarke / Wellcome Images. firstname.lastname@example.org... images.wellcome.a... Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc-nd 2.0 UK, see images.wellcome.ac.uk/indexplus/page/Prices.html Pyramidal neurons forming a network in the brain. These are nerve cells from the cerebral cortex that have one large apical dendrite and several basal dendrites.