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Research Suggests Coronavirus Causes a Storm in the Brain

Coronavirus attacking the brain
The S1 protein crosses the blood-brain barrier and causes an inflammatory storm in the brain. Image courtesy of Alice Gray.

William A. Banks has been studying HIV for years. He’d done a lot of work on the gp120 protein in HIV-1, the protein that is responsible for the brain fog so common in HIV. That’s because gp120 crosses the blood-brain barrier and is likely toxic to brain tissues. So when Banks started hearing about the long-term brain fog happening in people who’ve had COVID-19, he said in a news release…

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