More and more we are finding out about the peculiar symptoms of coronavirus that make it such a nasty bug. Many of these symptoms, especially those with a long tail of illness seem to point to effects on the nervous system: the loss of smell, dizziness, confusion, strokes, muscle weakness, fatigue. New research born out of collaborations with virologists and neuroscience here at QBI has shown that coronavirus has co-opted a clever entry mechanism to get into cells - including neurons. In this episode, we do a zoom chat to virologist Dr Giuseppe Balistreri and neuroscientists Prof Fred Meunier and Dr Merja Joensuu about this new research.
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