A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc. and the University of Pennsylvania agreed on terms of a new exclusive worldwide license agreement for the development of dantrolene sodium for the potential treatment of people living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Retrophin Inc. said on Thursday the company’s treatment for a rare neurological disorder failed to meet the main goal of improving patient’s ability to conduct daily activities in a late-stage study.

The U.S. FDA approved Acorda Therapeutics’ Inbrija, the first inhaled formula of levodopa (L-dopa) for the intermittent treatment of OFF episodes in Parkinson’s disease patients.

The EMA’s risk assessment committee recommended restrictions on the use of the broad-spectrum antibiotics.

Merck announced that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Teijin Pharma for the development, manufacture and commercialization of an investigational preclinical antibody candidate targeting the protein tau. Changes in tau are associated with a number of diseases affecting the nervous system, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

The Zika virus can infect and alter cells in the human nervous system that are crucial for formation of bones and cartilage in the skull, a study found.

Scientists are developing dust-sized wireless sensors implanted inside the body to track neural activity in real-time.

Fresh off its filing for a new COPD drug, Massachusetts-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals struck a $642 million deal to acquire Toronto-based Cynapsus Therapeutics and its Parkinson’s disease drug candidate.

Commonly used drugs for problems such as colds and heart disease have long been linked to cognitive impairment and dementia. New evidence may help explain the connection.