Recent developments in our understanding of how COVID-19 affects the brain have led scientists to revisit an old idea that Alzheimer’s could be virally induced.
Depression and the Immune System
Can activity of the immune system explain the link between depression and autoimmune disorders?
Brain Fog and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Brain fog is a common symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but what causes altered brain function, and could this be happening in patients infected with COVID-19?
The Neuroscience of Narcolepsy
Loss of one type of neuron can throw sleep transitions into chaos
An unexpected molecule helps mice walk again
A hyperactive form of an immune molecule helped neurons regenerate their connections after injury
What can cause our brains to forget?
Recent research suggests microglia, the immune cells in your brain, are responsible for forgetting memories.
Neurological complications of Lyme disease
Tick season is here, and so is the potential for Lyme disease
The “Immune” in Autoimmune Encephalitis: The Role of T and B Cells
How does the immune system work, and what happens when it attacks the brain?
More than a bug bite
Zika and West Nile viruses cause cognitive problems when immune cells team up
When Your Brain is on Fire
What happens when your body attacks your brain?
Sleep It Off
How and why do we sleep so much when we are sick?