COVID-19 can spark a severe immune response in the central nervous system, affecting immune cells in the vascular system and brain.
Combining artificial intelligence technology with data sets related to both Alzheimer's and COVID-19, researchers were able to identify a mechanism by which coronavirus can lead to Alzheimer's-like symptoms. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that COVID-19 infection can have lasting effects on brain function.
Disregarding lab animals' circadian rhythms can hamper reproducibility, validity, and reliability of research, researchers say.
Teens who find themselves in intense, controlling relationships, where they are denied healthy external friendships and self-discovery, and psychologically controlling parents, have a higher risk for high blood pressure later in life.
Neurological and psychological symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection, such as fatigue and depression, are more common in those with mild coronavirus infection than previously believed.
Two medications commonly used to treat inflammation and HIV infection have been repurposed in the fight against COVID-19. Researchers found combined cepharanthine/nelfinavir therapy can hasten the clearance of coronavirus infection from a person's lungs in as little as 4.9 days. Cepharanthine hindered the entry of SARS_CoV_2 into cells, preventing the virus from binding to a protein on the cell membrane it uses as a gateway. Nelfinavir prevented the virus from replicating inside cells by inhibiting a protein the virus relies on for replication.
The likelihood of death following a traumatic brain injury is twice as high for people of color than white people, a new study reports. Researchers found no bias in health care following TBI, and suggest the increased risk is due to underlying disparities.
Older adults with more natural teeth are better able to carry out simple everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning compared to those who have lost their teeth, a new study reports. Researchers found a causal link between tooth loss and functional capacity in older adults. Tooth loss was also associated with a decline in social activity.