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VINEx Media Coverage
February 5, 2021
Canada should lead the effort to help COVID long-haulers
The Globe and Mail. Inez Jabalpurwala, the global director of the Viral Neuro Exploration (VINEx) initiative, makes the case that COVID-19 research needs to include survivors of the pandemic that have a reduced quality of life and potentially lasting neurological impacts -- and that Canada can lead the way.
NOVEMBER 4, 2020
Be open to unexpected ideas: How Inez Jabalpurwala gives voice to outliers
Forbes. As the founding CEO of Brain Canada and now the global director of the Viral Neuro Exploration (known as “VINEx”), a social impact venture that was initiated by Rocket Science Health, a private medical device company, Jabalpurwala has been a catalyst, rallying and closely collaborating with a community of scientists from different fields and disciplines.
AUGUST 13, 2020
Rocket Science Health and Inez Jabalpurwala team up to launch VINEx. A Multi-disciplinary exploration of the virus-brain connection.
VINEx to Provide Catalytic Leadership for Research into a Vital Area in the Fight Against SARS-CoV-2 and other Viruses which may have Lasting Effects on the Brain.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
Dr. Robyn S. Klein MD, PhD Joins VINEx Science Advisory Council.
Rocket Science Health today announced that Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD, has joined the Science Advisory Council (SAC) for VINEx.
August 17, 2020
How is COVID-19 affecting people's brains.
The Adam Stirling Show (CFAX 1070). There are many unknowns about Covid-19 and the effect it has on the brains of patients is one of them. Inez Jabalpurwala, Global Director for VINEx, spoke with Adam about a multi-disciplinary exploration of the virus-brain connection.
August 12, 2020
How does COVID-19 affect the nervous system? Canadian and international scientists want to find out.
The Globe and Mail. Brought together as part of a new initiative called VINEx, created by Rocket Science Health, a Victoria-based medical devices company, the group is aiming to lead the charge in understanding how viruses invade the brain – an area of study that has received relatively little attention.
EXTERNAL RESOURCES - SCIENTIFIC PAPERS
CALLS FOR GLOBAL COLLABORATION TO ADDRESS NEUROLOGICAL IMPACT OF COVID-19
A call for a global COVID-19 Neuro Research Coalition
Creating a platform of exchange and communication. If you are interested in becoming part of this community, please register at the Center for Global Health, Department of Neurology, Technical University of Munich, Germany, by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The chronic neuropsychiatric sequelae of COVID‐19: The need for a prospective study of viral impact on brain functioning
de Erausquin, GA, Snyder, H, Carrillo, M, et al. The chronic neuropsychiatric sequelae of COVID‐19: The need for a prospective study of viral impact on brain functioning. Alzheimer's Dement. 2021; 1– 9.
Multidisciplinary research priorities for the COVID-19 pandemic: a call for action for mental health science.
Holmes, Emily A et al. Multidisciplinary research priorities for the COVID-19 pandemic: a call for action for mental health science. The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 7, Issue 6, 547 – 560
NeuroCOVID: it's time to join forces globally
Helbok, R., Chou, S., Beghi, E., Mainali, S., Frontera, J., Robertson, C., Fink, E., Schober, M., Moro, E., McNett, M. and Bassetti, C., 2021. Neurocovid: It's Time To Join Forces Globally. The Lancet Neurology.
Neurologic complications of coronavirus infections.
Nath, Avindra. Neurologic complications of coronavirus infections. Neurology. May 2020, 94 (19) 809-810; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009455
Neurological infection with SARS-CoV-2 — the story so far
Solomon, T. Neurological infection with SARS-CoV-2 — the story so far. Nat Rev Neurol 17, 65–66 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41582-020-00453-w
Bidirectional associations between COVID-19 and psychiatric disorder: retrospective cohort studies of 62,354 COVID-19 cases in the USA
Taquet, M., Luciano, S., Geddes, J. and Harrison, P., 2021. Bidirectional Associations Between COVID-19 And Psychiatric Disorder: Retrospective Cohort Studies Of 62 354 COVID-19 Cases In The USA. Lancet Psychiatry.
Does SARS‐Cov‐2 invade the brain? Translational lessons from animal models.
Natoli, S., Oliveira, V., Calabresi, P., Maia, L.F. and Pisani, A. (2020), Does SARS‐Cov‐2 invade the brain? Translational lessons from animal models. Eur J Neurol. doi: 10.1111/ene.14277
Neurologic Manifestations of Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China
Mao L, Jin H, Wang M, et al. Neurologic Manifestations of Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China. JAMA Neurol. 2020;77(6):683–690. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.1127
Neuropathogenesis and Neurologic Manifestations of the Coronaviruses in the Age of Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Review
Zubair AS, McAlpine LS, Gardin T, Farhadian S, Kuruvilla DE, Spudich S. Neuropathogenesis and Neurologic Manifestations of the Coronaviruses in the Age of Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Review. JAMA Neurol. Published online May 29, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.2065
SARS-CoV-2: Olfaction, Brain Infection, and the Urgent Need for Clinical Samples Allowing Earlier Virus Detection.
Butowt R, Bilinska K. SARS-CoV-2: Olfaction, Brain Infection, and the Urgent Need for Clinical Samples Allowing Earlier Virus Detection. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2020;11(9):1200-1203. doi:10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00172
A systematic review of neurological symptoms and complications of COVID-19
Chen X, Laurent S, Onur OA, et al. A systematic review of neurological symptoms and complications of COVID-19 [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 20]. J Neurol. 2020;1-11. doi:10.1007/s00415-020-10067-3
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the Central Nervous System
De Felice, Fernanda G. et al. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the Central Nervous System. Trends in Neurosciences, Volume 43, Issue 6, 355 – 357
Viral Neuroinvasion General
Human Coronaviruses and Other Respiratory Viruses: Underestimated Opportunistic Pathogens of the Central Nervous System.
Desforges M, Le Coupanec A, Dubeau P, et al. Human Coronaviruses and Other Respiratory Viruses: Underestimated Opportunistic Pathogens of the Central Nervous System. Viruses. 2019;12(1):14. Published 2019 Dec 20. doi:10.3390/v12010014
Neurologic Alterations Due to Respiratory Virus Infections.
Bohmwald K, Gálvez NMS, Ríos M and Kalergis AM (2018) Neurologic Alterations Due to Respiratory Virus Infections. Front. Cell. Neurosci. 12:386. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2018.00386
Neuroinvasion by Human Respiratory Coronaviruses. Journal of Virology.
Arbour N, Day R, Newcombe J, Talbot PJ. Neuroinvasion by Human Respiratory Coronaviruses. Journal of Virology. Oct 2000, 74 (19) 8913-8921; DOI: 10.1128/JVI.74.19.8913-8921.2000
6-month consequences of COVID-19 in patients discharged from hospital: a cohort study
Huang, C. et al., 2021. 6-Month Consequences Of COVID-19 In Patients Discharged From Hospital: A Cohort Study. The Lancet.
COVID-19 Symptoms: Longitudinal Evolution and Persistence in Outpatient Settings
Nehme M, Braillard O, Alcoba G, Perone S, Courvoisier D, Chappuis F, Guessous I. COVID-19 Symptoms: Longitudinal Evolution and Persistence in Outpatient Settings. Annals of Internal Medicine. December 8, 2020.
NEURO-COVID MEDIA COVERAGE
COVID-19 Could Increase Dementia, Other Brain Disorders for Decades to Come
February 10, 2021 - Newsweek
Time to team up and tackle Long Covid, says WHO expert
February 1, 2021 - France24
COVID-19 long-haulers: Canada's forgotten patients
January 23, 2021 - CBC Marketplace
We're about to see a wave of long Covid. When will ministers take it seriously?
January 21, 2021 - The Guardian
What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?
January 21, 2021 - New York Times
COVID Can Cause Forgetfulness, Psychosis, Mania or a Stutter
January 21, 2021 - Scientific American.
COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain
January 20, 2021 - The Scientist
Taking a Closer Look at COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain
January 14, 2021 - NIH Director's Blog
Covid Survivors With Long-Term Symptoms Need Urgent Attention, Experts Say
December 4, 2020 - New York Times
One in 5 COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days -study
November 9, 2020 - Reuters
'I Feel Like I Have Dementia’: Brain Fog Plagues Covid Survivors.
October 11, 2020 - New York Times
Coronavirus could invade the brain, two Yale studies suggest
September 28, 2020 - Yale News
How COVID-19 Can Damage the Brain
September 15, 2020 - Nature
How COVID-19 Attacks the Brain
November 1, 2020 - Monitor on Psychology
How Covid Attacks the brain
September 9, 2020 - New York Times
Long after the fire of a Covid-19 infection, mental and neurological effects can still smolder
August 12, 2020 - Stat
How coronavirus affects the brain
July 8, 2020 - The Conversation
Pandemics Leave Us Forever Altered
June 2020 - The Atlantic
The Spanish Flu Pandemic and Mental Health: A Historical Perspective
May 28, 2020 - Psychiatric Times
ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST
Brain Infections GlobalLEARN MORE
CoroNerve StudiesLEARN MORE
International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection ConsortiumLEARN MORE
National Institutes of Health COVID-19 NeuroDatabank and NeuroBioBankLEARN MORE
A grassroots organization to connect and mobilize COVID-19 survivors to engage in research studies to further our understanding of long-term effects of the disease.