This mysterious brain-eating amoeba is the stuff of nightmares

A microscopic view of the brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri reveals a trio of feeding structures, twisted into a macabre clown-face. The parasitic organism – which lives in warm bodies of fresh water – has infected 128 people since 1962. Only one has survived. » 8/06/13 4:00pm 8/06/13 4:00pm

Can we stop the spread of brain-eating amoebas that killed two children…

Back in December, authorities learned that Naegleria fowleri — a deadly, brain-eating amoeba, pictured here — was living in Louisiana tapwater, infecting its victims' grey matter by way of neti pot. » 8/15/12 4:00pm 8/15/12 4:00pm