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    1. The beloved star of the Berlin Zoo drowned in 2011 in his enclosure after a seizure caused by a treatable form of encephalitis thought to affect only humans.

    2. Researchers in Germany have found the cause of Knut's untimely demise at the Berlin Zoo in 2011.

    3. What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsAug 27 08:28 AM

      BERLIN (AP) — The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.

    4. Reported in the journal Scientific Reports, this is the first-ever diagnosis in an animal of NMDAR encephalitis, a condition that affects about one in 200,000 people each year. After his birth in December 2006, Knut soon shot to fame with TV crews and adoring crowds flocking to witness his cuddly cuteness. A series of tragedies further captured the public imagination: Knut's was abandoned by his...

    5. Knut polar bear death riddle solved

      BBC NewsAug 27 06:19 AM

      Scientists say Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011, had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain that is also recognised in humans.

    6. More than four years after Knut the celebrity polar bear's death, scientists have finally uncovered the cause of his premature demise.

    7. The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate. What killed Knut?The answer turned out to be even more useful than scientists could have hoped for.

    8. Knut The Polar Bear's Mysterious Death Has Been Solved

      The Huffington Post UKAug 28 04:41 AM

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    9. Why Knut the Polar Bear Died So Suddenly

      LiveScience.com via Yahoo! NewsAug 27 07:23 AM

      He spawned millions of fuzzy toys, garnered media attention on everything from his cod-liver diet to his lack of mates and even inspired his own song before his untimely death in 2011. He was Knut the polar bear, the star of the Berlin Zoo. It turns out that Knut was killed by an autoimmune disorder called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a kind of brain inflammation.

    10. Knut, the famous polar bear of the Berlin Zoological Garden died of encephalitis. However, the cause of his disease has remained elusive until now. Biologists have now solved the case: The bear suffered from an autoimmune disease called 'anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis'. Knut is the first wild or domestic animal in which this form of encephalitis has been demonstrated.

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