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Explainer: What we know about post-recovery symptoms associated with 'long' COVID
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Explainer: What we know about post-recovery symptoms associated with 'long' COVID

The risk of long COVID is no longer directly linked with age or severity of the illness, so younger people and those with mild infection can still develop long-COVID as well.

World Brain Tumour Day 2021: Check types, symptoms and treatments to raise awareness about disease
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World Brain Tumour Day 2021: Check types, symptoms and treatments to raise awareness about disease

The day was started by the German Brain Tumour Association in 2000 and since then, it is observed on 8 June every year

How can we still recognise familiar people even with them wearing a face mask?
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How can we still recognise familiar people even with them wearing a face mask?

In the study, participants were able to identify familiar faces in masks with around 90 percent accuracy.

Dementia risk higher in 50-70 year-olds who sleep for less than six hours, finds study
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Dementia risk higher in 50-70 year-olds who sleep for less than six hours, finds study

Almost 8,000 people participated since 1985 with them either self-reporting their sleep duration or wearing monitors.

New studies suggest brain size not associated with autism spectrum disorder but white matter development may be
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New studies suggest brain size not associated with autism spectrum disorder but white matter development may be

Autism spectrum disorder refers to a range of conditions characterised by developmental delays and disability, difficulty in social interactions and repetitive speech and behaviours

Neuron web in human brain is similar to the network of galaxies in the Universe
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Neuron web in human brain is similar to the network of galaxies in the Universe

They found that both systems are likely being shaped by “similar principles of network dynamics, despite the radically different scales and processes at play”.

Laser beams give neuroscientists new insights about brain’s 'inner GPS' system in mice study
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Laser beams give neuroscientists new insights about brain’s 'inner GPS' system in mice study

This is the first demonstration of being able to retrieve memories of our environment using 'place cell' activation.

Good gut bacteria helps human immune system protect brain from infections, says study
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Good gut bacteria helps human immune system protect brain from infections, says study

The researchers found that the antibodies are constantly being produced in the brain sinuses instead of only at the time of infection.

COVID-19 may cause neurological injuries, brain damage due to low oxygen levels, finds new study
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COVID-19 may cause neurological injuries, brain damage due to low oxygen levels, finds new study

A group of researchers at the NYU School of Medicine claim that the neurological damage is not caused by the virus or inflammation in the brain but rather due to the low oxygen levels in the body associated with COVID-19.

Time flies on some days, crawls on others: Study locates 'fatigued' neurons that influence our perception of time
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Time flies on some days, crawls on others: Study locates 'fatigued' neurons that influence our perception of time

The research zeroed in on the region of the brain used to code for time, and responsible for our subjective experience of time.

Headaches, confusion and delirium with COVID-19: How SARS-CoV-2 attacks the brain
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Headaches, confusion and delirium with COVID-19: How SARS-CoV-2 attacks the brain

The ACE2 receptor that the virus targets is rare in the brain. But new research shows that the virus could enter brain cells via this method too.

Brain’s mechanism of creating detailed and enduring memories unravelled in a new study
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Brain’s mechanism of creating detailed and enduring memories unravelled in a new study

The brain seems to have a natural mechanism in place to preserve information and avoid interference and disruption of memories.

New study suggests high blood pressure, diabetes affect thinking, memory more in mid-age than after 70
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New study suggests high blood pressure, diabetes affect thinking, memory more in mid-age than after 70

The study suggests that controlling these risk factors may be a good way to reduce the risk of dementia in older age.

New study claims sleep deprivation can result in anger; here's the science behind why we feel angry and frustrated
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New study claims sleep deprivation can result in anger; here's the science behind why we feel angry and frustrated

In a recent study published in the journal Sleep, scientists found that insufficient sleep can result in increased anger

Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis: All you need to know about rare infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba
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Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis: All you need to know about rare infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba

Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic, single-cell amoeba which is found in freshwater, lakes and hot springs during the summer season and prefers temperatures between 25-40 degrees Celsius.

Gut microbes are connected to brain diseases; probiotic foods, high fibre, low sugar diet key in keeping your stomach healthy
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Gut microbes are connected to brain diseases; probiotic foods, high fibre, low sugar diet key in keeping your stomach healthy

Many studies in the past have suggested that the microorganisms in the gut can affect the brain.

COVID-19 may infect the respiratory centre of the brains, nervous system says CSIR researchers
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COVID-19 may infect the respiratory centre of the brains, nervous system says CSIR researchers

The new research paper implied that coronavirus could enter the human brain through the nose and reach the olfactory bulb of the brain.

COVID-19 affects the nervous system of an infected individual, including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles
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COVID-19 affects the nervous system of an infected individual, including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles

Nearly half of hospitalised patients have neurological manifestations like headache, disorders of smell and taste, seizures, strokes, and muscle pain.

Certain brain cells may have role in allowing HIV to spread in body despite treatment, suggests recent research
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Certain brain cells may have role in allowing HIV to spread in body despite treatment, suggests recent research

Generally, HIV attacks the immune system of a person by infecting CD4 positive (CD4+) T cells, which are a type of white blood cells

Our skin can keep track of time without any help from the brain, study suggests
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Our skin can keep track of time without any help from the brain, study suggests

Octopuses, chameleon can change their skin's colour based on their environment because of photoreceptors in their skin.