The brain impacts of infection with SARS-CoV-2, responsible for COVID-19, are increasingly well documented in the scientific literature. Researchers from Inserm, Lille University Hospital and Université de Lille, at the Lille Neuroscience & Cognition unit, in collaboration with their colleagues at Imperial College London, focused more specifically on the impacts of this infection on a population of neurons known for regulating sexual reproduction via the hypothalamus (the neurons that express the GnRH hormone). Their findings suggest that SARS-CoV-2 infection can lead to the death of these neurons and cause certain symptoms that persist over time.
Inserm Launches Its New Campaign Against Fake News in Health
Inserm has launched a new component of its general public campaign, On gagne tous les jours à s’intéresser à la santé [We always benefit from focusing on health]. The Institute has created a series of fake products promising miracle solutions, like those promoted on social media.