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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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: covid19.neuro@med.tum.de.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Neurologic complications of coronavirus infections.

Nath, Avindra. Neurologic complications of coronavirus infections. Neurology. May 2020, 94 (19) 809-810; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009455

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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LONG-COVID

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.

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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.

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NEURO-COVID MEDIA COVERAGE

COVID-19 Could Increase Dementia, Other Brain Disorders for Decades to Come

February 10, 2021 - Newsweek

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Time to team up and tackle Long Covid, says WHO expert

February 1, 2021 - France24

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COVID-19 long-haulers: Canada's forgotten patients

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We're about to see a wave of long Covid. When will ministers take it seriously?

January 21, 2021 - The Guardian

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What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?

January 21, 2021 -  New York Times

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COVID Can Cause Forgetfulness, Psychosis, Mania or a Stutter

January 21, 2021 - Scientific American.

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COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain

January 20, 2021 - The Scientist

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Taking a Closer Look at COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain

January 14, 2021 - NIH Director's Blog

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Covid Survivors With Long-Term Symptoms Need Urgent Attention, Experts Say

December 4, 2020 - New York Times

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One in 5 COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days -study

November 9, 2020 - Reuters

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'I Feel Like I Have Dementia’: Brain Fog Plagues Covid Survivors.

October 11, 2020 - New York Times

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Coronavirus could invade the brain, two Yale studies suggest

September 28, 2020 - Yale News

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How COVID-19 Can Damage the Brain

September 15, 2020 - Nature

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How COVID-19 Attacks the Brain

November 1, 2020 - Monitor on Psychology

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How Covid Attacks the brain

September 9, 2020 - New York Times

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Long after the fire of a Covid-19 infection, mental and neurological effects can still smolder

August 12, 2020 - Stat

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How coronavirus affects the brain

July 8, 2020 - The Conversation

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Pandemics Leave Us Forever Altered

June 2020 - The Atlantic

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The Spanish Flu Pandemic and Mental Health: A Historical Perspective

May 28, 2020 - Psychiatric Times

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ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST

Brain Infections Global

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CoroNerve Studies

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International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium

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National Institutes of Health COVID-19 NeuroDatabank and NeuroBioBank

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Survivor Corps

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. 

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ADDITIONAL SARS-COV-2 LITERATURE RESOURCES

LIT COVID

 

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COVID-19 Literature Surveillance Team

 

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Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neuropsychiatry COVID-19 blog

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