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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 SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE

Approaches to understanding COVID‐19 and its neurological associations

Beghi, E., Michael, B., Solomon, T., Westenberg, E., Winkler, A. Annals of Neurology. April 9, 2021.
doi: 10.1002/ana.26076.

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6-month neurological and psychiatric outcomes in 236,379 survivors of COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study using electronic health records

Taquet, M., Geddes JR, Husain, M., Luciano, S., Harrison, PJ. The Lancet. April 06, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00084-5

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Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome

Nalbandian, A., Sehgal, K., Gupta, A. et al. 2021. Nature Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01283-z

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Neurological infection with SARS-CoV-2 — the story so far

Solomon, T. Nat Rev Neurol 17, 65–66 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41582-020-00453-w

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A systematic review of neurological symptoms and complications of COVID-19

Chen X, Laurent S, Onur OA, et al. J Neurol. 2020;1-11. doi:10.1007/s00415-020-10067-3

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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. JAMA Neurol. Published online May 29, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.2065

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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. Alzheimer's Dement. 2021; 1– 9.

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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. Lancet Psychiatry.

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Neurologic Manifestations of Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China

Mao L, Jin H, Wang M, et al.  JAMA Neurol. 2020;77(6):683–690. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.1127

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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. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2020;11(9):1200-1203. doi:10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00172

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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. The Lancet Neurology.

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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. The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 7, Issue 6, 547 – 560

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Human Coronaviruses and Other Respiratory Viruses: Underestimated Opportunistic Pathogens of the Central Nervous System.

Desforges M, Le Coupanec A, Dubeau P, et al. Viruses. 2019;12(1):14. Published 2019 Dec 20. doi:10.3390/v12010014

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From our SAC Members

COVID-19 Neuropathology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital (PREPRINT)

Thakur K et al (Klein RS). Preprint. Published online March 21, 2021. doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.16.21253167

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How COVID-19 Affects the Brain

Boldrini M, Canoll PD, Klein RS. How COVID-19 Affects the Brain. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online March 26, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.0500

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Is COVID-19 a Perfect Storm for Parkinson's Disease?

Brundin P, Nath A, Beckham JD. Trends Neurosci. 2020;43(12):931-933. doi:10.1016/j.tins.2020.10.009

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Long-Haul COVID

Nath A. Neurology. 2020;95:559-560. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000010640

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Mapping of SARS-CoV-2 Brain Invasion and Histopathology in COVID-19 Disease

Serrano GE, Walker JE, Arce R, et al. Preprint. medRxiv. 2021;2021.02.15.21251511. Published 2021 Feb 18. doi:10.1101/2021.02.15.21251511

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Microvascular Injury in the Brains of Patients with Covid-19

Lee M-H, Perl DP, Nair G, et al. New England Journal of Medicine. 2021;384(5):481-483. doi:10.1056/nejmc2033369 

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Neurologic complications of coronavirus infections.

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

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Neurological issues during COVID-19: An overview

Nath A, Smith B. Neurosci Lett. 2021;742:135533. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2020.135533

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Potential differences in cleavage of the S protein and type-1 interferon together control human coronavirus infection, propagation, and neuropathology within the central nervous system

Alain Le Coupanec, Marc Desforges, Benedikt Kaufer, Philippe Dubeau, Marceline Côté, Pierre J. Talbot.  Journal of Virology. Feb 2021, JVI.00140-21; DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00140-21

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the Central Nervous System

De Felice, Fernanda G. et al. Trends in Neurosciences, Volume 43, Issue 6, 355 – 357

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The impact of SARS‐CoV‐2 in dementia across Latin America: A call for an urgent regional plan and coordinated response

Ibanez A, Santamaria-Garcia H, Guerrero Barragan A, et al.  Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2020;6(1):e12092. Published 2020 Nov 23. doi:10.1002/trc2.12092

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News Resources - Neurological effects of COVID-19

A Close Look at How COVID-19 Infection Can Damage the Brain

April 15, 2021 - Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Blog

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How scientists are teasing apart the biology of Long COVID

April 13, 2021 - Science

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Psychiatric and neurological problems are common in COVID-19’s wake, study finds

April 8, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

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Unlocking the Mysteries of Long COVID

April 2021 Issue - The Atlantic

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'Brain fog' and other neurologic symptoms can last for months after Covid

March 23, 2021 - NBC News

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Long Covid isn’t as unique as we thought

March 11, 2021 - VOX

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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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What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?

January 21, 2021 -  New York Times

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

January 14, 2021 - NIH Director's Blog

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COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain

January 20, 2021 - The Scientist

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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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How COVID-19 Attacks the Brain

November 1, 2020 - Monitor on Psychology

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

November 9, 2020 - Reuters

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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 COVID-19 Can Damage the Brain

September 15, 2020 - Nature

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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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How Covid Attacks the brain

September 9, 2020 - New York Times

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ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST

Brain Infections Global

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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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International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium

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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 (JNNP) COVID-19 Blog

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