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How SARS-CoV-2 “opens the floodgates” for neurological infection

Written by Tristan Free (Digital Editor)

SARS-CoV-2 infect the brain neurological disorders

Recent research indicates how COVID-19 can impact the brain and lead to multiple neurological symptoms. Research from Louisiana State University (LA, USA), presented at the virtual Experimental Biology 2021 meeting (27–30 April) by Ricardo Costa has revealed the pathway through which SARS-CoV-2 can infect the brain. Led by Diana Cruz-Topete, the research team believes that this evidence could explain why the neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19 can vary so dramatically in severity and prevalence. It is well understood that SARS-CoV-2 can infect the cells of the lungs by binding to the surface receptor ACE2. However, the presence of these receptors...

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