Some coronavirus patients exhibit clinical and neurochemical signs of brain injury associated with the viral infection. COVID-19 patients who required ventilation had increased plasma NfL levels. The higher NfL concentration levels were linked to the severity of infection.
Researchers use a simple blood test to detect evidence of concussion in patients up to 7 days after injury has occurred.
Researchers discover some people with major depressive disorder are lacking astrocytes in some hippocampal areas.
Math models usually applied to physics studies are proving useful in studying the spatial distribution of astocytes in the brain, and are helping to develop new strategies for tackling Alzheimer's disease.
A new study reports networks of astrocytes are altered in areas of the brain associated with mood regulation in some people who committed suicide as a result of depression.
A new biosensor has been developed which could alter doctors when serious brain injury occurs during heart surgery. Researchers hope the device could help doctors to devise new ways to minimize brain damage and start treatment rapidly.