Neurological complications of COVID-19 (NeuroCOVID)_CONTROLS

Study code

Lead researcher
Professor David Menon

Study type
Samples and data

Institution or company
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Researcher type

Speciality area
Infection, Neurological Disorders, COVID


COVID-19 patients frequently suffer neurological problems including stroke, brain inflammation, or abnormal function of peripheral nerves. Other subjects have more subtle problems such as “brain fog”, problems with thinking and memory, or excessive fatigue.  We do not understand how frequently this occurs, which patients are more at risk of such symptoms, and what mechanisms are responsible.  

Research in this area will enable us to understand which mechanisms in different patients, and allow us to use rational approaches to design, select and test appropriate therapies.  

Participation: For this study, 39 participants from the COVID-19 BioResource took part by providing a small blood sample (10ml), completing an MRI imaging exam, conducting an online cognitive assessment and also completing a health & lifestyle questionnaires.

Organisation: This study is organised by Professor David Menon from the Department of Medicine, the University of Cambridge.