Even Mild Cases Of COVID-19 Leave A Mark On The Brain – But It’s Not Yet Clear How Long It Lasts (Texas A&M Today)

Texas A&M Today: Even Mild Cases Of COVID-19 Leave A Mark On The Brain – But It’s Not Yet Clear How Long It Lasts. “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, my past research has focused on understanding how normal brain changes related to aging affect people’s ability to think and move – particularly in middle age and beyond. But as more evidence came in showing that COVID-19 could affect the body and brain for months or longer following infection, my research team became interested in exploring how it might also impact the natural process of aging.”

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