Maternal infections, including influenza, can lead to higher rates of adverse fetal outcomes. New research suggests high levels of choline during gestation could mitigate this impact.
Browsing: Neurological Complications
Individuals with schizophrenia also have higher level of antibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus, according to new research.
Researchers have discovered Candida albicans can cross the blood–brain barrier, triggering an immune response that results in the formation of granuloma-type structures and memory impairments.
New research has suggested that the spread of prions to the brain does not occur via the blood–brain barrier, implicating other mechanisms.
IDWeek: Could antiretroviral therapy efavirenz increase the risk of neurological conditions in offspring?
Antiretroviral therapy with efavirenz in HIV-positive pregnant women has been reported to increase the risk of neurological conditions in offspring.
A recent study, utilizing new research methods, has demonstrated how Zika virus may suppress gene transcription reducing immune response in human macrophage cells.
We take a look at the drugs that have been studied as treatments for confirmed prion diseases in humans – either in clinical trials, or on a compassionate, case-by-case basis – and look at what the future might hold for the treatment of prion diseases.
Since Zika broke into the news in 2016, new research has been uncovering more information about this virus – we spoke to Dustin Farr at the recent ASM Microbe meeting where he was presenting a poster on Zika infection in corneal cells.
Take a look at the skip-and-resurgence of Japanese encephalitis, and the possible reasons behind this pattern, in our latest opinion piece.