What is long COVID and who’s at risk? This NIH project may find out

Scientists with the RECOVER Initiative say they’re working as quickly as they can to find answers By Meghan Rosen, Staff Writer, Biological Sciences OCTOBER 24, 2022 AT 9:00 AM Science News You may have heard the big long COVID news that came out recently: A Scottish study reported that about half of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have not […]

Brain abnormalities in survivors of COVID-19 after 2-year recovery: a functional MRI study

Yimiao Zhao , Qiongdan Liang , Zhendong Jiang, et. al, May 09, 2024DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.lanwpc.2024.101086 Summary Background A variety of symptoms, particularly cognitive, psychiatric and neurological symptoms, may persist for a long time among individuals recovering from COVID-19. However, the underlying mechanism of these brain abnormalities remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the long-term neuroimaging effects […]

Navigating long COVID

Mark Elliott was vaccinated and boosted when he was exposed to COVID-19. A year later he’s still struggling with long COVID symptoms. Mark Elliott, Ph.D., is a 66-year-old associate professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular medicine at George Washington University who has been struggling with long COVID for the past year. Long COVID […]

Key biological pathway reveals insights into long COVID brain fog

by Lilly Matson, University of New South Wales AUGUST 16, 2023 Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology (2023). DOI: 10.1002/acn3.51825 Researchers from University of New South Wales Sydney and St. Vincent’s Hospital have identified a key pathway, involved in inflammation, which appears to be activated in people with long COVID who have symptoms of “brain fog.” Scientists from […]

Large study provides scientists with deeper insight into long COVID symptoms

NIH-funded research effort identifies most common symptoms, potential subgroups, and initial symptom-based scoring system – with aim of improving future diagnostics and treatment. Initial findings from a study of nearly 10,000 Americans, many of whom had COVID-19, have uncovered new details about long COVID, the post-infection set of conditions that can affect nearly every tissue […]

Long-Term Brain Issues In COVID Patients May Be Linked To Disease Severity: Study

JAN 01, 2024 – Amie Dahnke The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A new study reports that brain function can be impaired for 18 months after a person has recovered from COVID-19, especially if the individual was hospitalized. However, COVID-induced cognitive impairment is no more severe than impairment due to other diseases causing hospitalization. The prospective cohort study, published in […]

Long COVID Comes Into the Light

We’re finally starting to see the truth about the vexing condition. It’s not what we thought. BY JEFF WISE; 2023 Slate Even before 2020’s first horrific wave of COVID-19 deaths subsided, reports surfaced warning of a brutal second punch: Instead of recovering quickly after a mild infection, some people were suffering from symptoms that lingered or […]

What Happens When You Still Have Long COVID Symptoms?

BY KATHY KATELLA OCTOBER 27, 2023, Yale Medicine Yale’s Long COVID program aims to treat patients with lingering COVID-19 symptoms, such as fatigue, brain fog, and shortness of breath. Note: Information in this article was accurate at the time of original publication. Because information about COVID-19 changes rapidly, we encourage you to visit the websites of the […]

Novel MRI reveals brain changes in long COVID patients

by Radiological Society of North America, NOVEMBER 22, 2023 People with long COVID exhibit patterns of changes in the brain that are different from fully recovered COVID-19 patients, according to research being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study […]

Study identifies potential cause of long COVID muscle weakness

by University of Malta, Medical Express, Aug 2023 University of Malta researchers have discovered a potential cause of the persistent and often debilitating symptoms experienced by long COVID-19 patients. The new study published in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)—Molecular Basis of Disease has implications on the development of medications to treat individuals that have not completely recovered from […]