History Repeats Itself: Viral pandemics offer clues to neurodegenerative disorders

In an interview with CSU Source, Dr Tjalkens draws upon history to discuss how viral pandemics offer clues into neurodegenerative disorders.  By understanding earlier pandemics, such as the 1928 Spanish Flu, we can anticipate the neurological consequences that may result from our current health crisis.  In collaboration with Drs Tony Schountz, Rebehak Kading and Richard Slayden from the department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, the Tjalkens lab has expanded their work to investigate the neuropathology underlying neurotropic viruses and anti-inflammatory drug therapies for COVID-19.  Studying COVID-19, especially in long haul cases, may aid our understanding of how neurodegenerative diseases are caused and treated.

Link to the full article HERE.