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Did a lake trigger a deadly disease?

Researchers hope to explain why Lou Gehrig’s disease seems to occur more often in people who live near lakes and ponds where cyanobacteria bloom

By Terry J. Allen
Globe Correspondent / September 14, 2009

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Researchers investigating a deadly disease cluster near a New Hampshire lake are tracking clues that stretch from a delicacy eaten on Guam to a 3.5 billion-year-old type of bacteria and the green scum that coats many New England waters. (Full article: 1179 words)

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