Severe COVID-19 is associated with molecular signatures of aging in the human brain

Specialist researcher holding microscope slide analyzing blood sample working at coronavirus vaccine development during virus examination in microbiology hospital laboratory. Biochemistry experiment

A group of researchers working at Harvard Medical School has found evidence suggesting that patients who undergo severe COVID-19 infections may experience symptoms of aging in parts of their brains. In their paper published in the journal Nature Aging, Maria Mavrikaki, Jonathan Lee, Isaac Solomon and Frank Slack describe their analyses of brain tissue from deceased patients and what they learned.

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