People with Parkinson's disease have a 30% higher risk of dying from coronavirus infection than those without the neurodegenerative disorder. A new study suggests Parkinson's is an independent risk factor for COVID-19 mortality.
Researchers have developed a new vaccine that fully protects mice against MERS by using a harmless virus to deliver MERS-CoV into cells and generate an immune response. The vaccine is an innocuous parainfluenza virus (PIV5) which carries the spike protein MERS uses to infect cells. Findings show the PIV5 based vaccine could be a useful platform for COVID-19.
Researchers say a new discovery about the pathways associated with consciousness contradicts conventional belief. The study reports the thalamus is not a critical part of the brain's pathway involved in wakefulness and consciousness, a finding that could help develop better methods for treating comas.
According to researchers, the compound P7C3 may help to protect against neuron death and memory problems associated with Alzheimer's disease without altering the buildup of amyloid plaques or neurofibrillary tangles in rat brains.
Researchers report stimulating the cerebellum of rats with schizophrenia like cognitive problems helps to normalize brain activity in the frontal cortex and correct the rat's ability to estimate the passage of time.