The potential of Sofosbuvir against COVID-19 neurological symptoms

On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the global spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Despite the discovery of effective COVID-19 vaccines and the subsequent commencement of vaccination programs globally, SARS-CoV-2 infections have been widely reported due to the emergence of new … Read more

Fossils of a tiny sea creature solve century-old debate over brain evolution in arthropods

Fossils of a tiny sea creature that died more than half a billion years ago may compel a science textbook rewrite of how brains evolved. A study published in Science – led by Nicholas Strausfeld, a Regents Professor in the University of Arizona Department of Neuroscience, and Frank Hirth, a reader of evolutionary neuroscience at … Read more

COVID-19 carries a much higher risk of epilepsy and seizures than influenza

After retrospectively analyzing the data of over 300,000 people, researchers in a recent Neurology journal paper report that a diagnosis of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was associated with a greater risk of both seizures and epilepsy as compared to those diagnosed with influenza infection. Study: Incidence of Epilepsy and Seizures Over the First 6 … Read more