A new imaging technique captures information about the function and structure of brain tissue at the subcellular level.
Anosmia, the loss of the sense of smell which is a common symptom of COVID-19, may be a secondary consequence of immune system inflammation rather than a direct action of the virus.
Preliminary new findings are raising concerns about the long-term effect of mild COVID-19 infection on neurological health and cognition.
Coronavirus can cause several significant neurological disorders, and the pandemic has been linked to a rise in people reporting mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Researchers examine how COVID-19 affects brain and mental health and provides some techniques which can help to improve well-being during the pandemic.
Older adults with a higher ability to process sensations, including vision, olfaction, hearing, and touch, had half the risk of being diagnosed with cognitive decline than their peers who were less capable at sensory processing tasks.
Microglia help limit infection to the olfactory bulb and protects neurons from damage that could occur as a result of viral infection.
The olfactory epithelium may be a hub for neurogenesis.