Members of Academia Europaea, Luca Steardo, Robert Zorec and Alex Verkhratsky, have published a commentary entitled ‘Neuroinfection may contribute to pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of COVID-19’.
The article considers whether coronavirus may enter the central nervous system of humans and infect neural cells, and the possible neurological and psychiatric impacts of neuroinflammation.
Steardo L, Steardo L Jr., Zorec R, Verkhratsky A. Neuroinfection may contribute to pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of COVID-19. Acta Physiol. 2020;00:e13473. https://doi.org/10.1111/apha.13473
About Luca Steardo MAE
Luca Steardo is a Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the SAPIENZA University of Rome. He is an elected member of the Council of the Italian Society of Pharmacology and Selected Reviewer for the Italian Ministry of Education. He was elected to the Academia Europaea in 2015.
About Robert Zorec MAE
Robert Zorec is a Professor of Pathological Physiology at the University of Ljubljana and the CEO of Celica Biomedical Center. In 2007, he became a member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a member of the Academia Europaea. In 2009, he joined the Committee for Advanced Therapies at the European Medicine’s Agency.
About Alex Verkhratsky MAE
Alex Verkhratsky is a Professor of Neurophysiology at the University of Manchester. Since 2012 he is Adjunct Director of Achucarro Basque Centre for Neuroscience in Bilbao. He became a member of the Academia Europaea in 2003 and in 2013 a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
Luca Steardo Jr, Luca Steardo MAE and Alex Verkhratsky MAE have published a review highlighting the importance of appropriate management of psychiatric aspects of COVID-19. Read more.