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Monday, May 10, 2021
Coronavirus does not infect the brain but still inflicts damage, study finds
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not infect brain cells but can inflict significant neurological damage, according to a new autopsy study. SARS-CoV-2 likely does not directly infect the brain but can still inflict significant neurological damage, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. "There's been considerable debate about whether this virus infects the brain, but we were unable to find any signs of virus inside brain cells of more than 40 COVID-19 patients," says James E. Goldman, MD, PhD, professor of pathology and a leading author of the study. The study, published in the journal Brain, is the largest and most detailed COVID-19 brain autopsy report published to date, suggests that the neurological changes often seen in these patients may result from inflammation triggered by the virus in other parts of the body or in the brain's blood vessels.
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Dr. Diamandis develops network to help pathologists interface with AI computational scientists
A neuropathology colleague in Toronto (Dr. Phedias Diamandis) is developing some amazing AI-based tools for pathology and academia. He hel...
Remarkable en bloc dissection of human central and peripheral nervous system accomplished at University of ColoradoShannon Curran, MS with her dissection Shannon Curran, a graduate student in the Modern Human Anatomy Program at the University of Co...
The meticulously extracted nervous system of a 19th-century woman on display at Hahnemann Medical CollegeLast summer I put up a post about a remarkable whole nervous system dissection that was carried out at the University of Colorado School of ...