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Even mild COVID-19 can shrink the brain, preliminary research finds

With more than 18 months of the pandemic in the rearview mirror, researchers have been steadily gathering new and important insights into the effects of COVID-19 on the body and brain. These findings are raising concerns about the long-term impacts that the coronavirus might have on biological processes such as aging. As a cognitive neuroscientist, […]

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Glimmers of hope for immunity in survivors of mild COVID-19

Glimmers of hope for COVID-19 immunity: Studies suggest that even people who had mild infections develop multiple cellular defenses against catching coronavirus again Coronavirus antibody levels fall quickly in people who had only mild infections Recent research found that other immune components – T and B cells – in mild infection survivors ‘remember’ coronavirus and […]

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Blood-brain barrier damage occurs even with mild head trauma

In a new study of adolescent and adult athletes, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Stanford University and Trinity College in Dublin have found evidence of damage to the brain’s protective barrier, without a reported concussion. For the first time, the researchers were able to detect damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which protects […]