Could tiny blood clots cause long COVID’s puzzling symptoms?

Scientists debate evidence for a micro-clot hypothesis that has some people pursuing potentially risky treatments Authors: Cassandra Willyard Nature 608, 662-664 (2022)doi: When Lara Hawthorne, an illustrator in Bristol, UK, began developing strange symptoms after having COVID-19, she hoped that they weren’t due to the virus. Her initial illness had been mild. “I’ve been triple […]

Study Reveals Possible Causes of Long COVID Brain Fog

Authors: IANS July 2022 A team of international researchers may have uncovered the cause of the neurological conditions seen in patients with long-Covid, such as brain fog. The team from Swinburne University of Technology and La Trobe University in Australia and Luxembourg University in Luxembourg revealed that fragments of proteins from the SARS-CoV-2 virus can […]

Neurotoxic amyloidogenic peptides in the proteome of SARS-COV2: potential implications for neurological symptoms in COVID-19

Authors : Mirren Charnley, Saba Islam,  Guneet K. Bindra,  Jeremy Engwirda,  Julian Ratcliffe,  Jiangtao Zhou,  Raffaele Mezzenga,  Mark D. Hulett,  Kyunghoon Han,  Joshua T. Berryman & Nicholas P. Reynolds  Nature Communications volume 13, Article number: 3387 (2022)  July 2022 Abstract COVID-19 is primarily known as a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. However, neurological symptoms such as memory loss, sensory confusion, severe headaches, and […]

Alzheimer’s-like signaling in brains of COVID-19 patients

Authors: Steve Reiken,Leah Sittenfeld,Haikel Dridi,Yang Liu,Xiaoping Liu,Andrew R. Marks First published: 03 February 2022 Abstract Introduction The mechanisms that lead to cognitive impairment associated with COVID-19 are not well understood. Methods Brain lysates from control and COVID-19 patients were analyzed for oxidative stress and inflammatory signaling pathway markers, and measurements of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-linked […]