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Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:32 PM

Preliminary research finds that even mild cases of COVID-19 leave a mark on the brain...

Preliminary research finds that 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.

In August 2021, a preliminary but large-scale study investigating brain changes in people who had experienced COVID-19 drew a great deal of attention within the neuroscience community.

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The team found marked differences in gray matter – which is made up of the cell bodies of neurons that process information in the brain – between those who had been infected with COVID-19 and those who had not. Specifically, the thickness of the gray matter tissue in brain regions known as the frontal and temporal lobes was reduced in the COVID-19 group, differing from the typical patterns seen in the group that hadn’t experienced COVID-19.

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/preliminary-research-finds-that-even-mild-cases-of-covid-19-leave-a-mark-on-the-brain-but-its-not-yet-clear-how-long-it-lasts

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Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:43 PM

1. THE MARK OF THE BEAST !?!

did they really have to say ‘mark’ ?
they could have said ‘change’ …



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Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:50 PM

2. Horrifying paragraph:

Interestingly, when the researchers separated the individuals who had severe enough illness to require hospitalization, the results were the same as for those who had experienced milder COVID-19. That is, people who had been infected with COVID-19 showed a loss of brain volume even when the disease was not severe enough to require hospitalization.

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Sun Sep 26, 2021, 01:17 AM

3. This explains what's wrong with all these batshit crazy republicans who won't wear a mask?

They've been infected at some point? Less republican gray matter is far more dangerous to society than less democratic gray matter. The scientists just haven't finished researching it.

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