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Coronavirus can infect brain tissue, affect memory, language: Brazilian study

Publicado em 16 outubro 2020
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is capable of infecting brain tissue and affecting the structure of the cortex, a region of the brain responsible for functions such as memory, consciousness, and language, according to a Brazilian study released on Thursday. “We demonstrated for the first time that the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects and replicates in astrocytes and this can decrease the viability of neurons,” said Daniel Martins de Souza, a professor at the Institute of [...]