The study offers a new way to study how the degenerative brain disease progresses and explore possible new treatments.
The findings, published in the journal Nature, may help explain why about one-third of individuals hospitalised for Covid report symptoms of neurological problems.
While SCTIMST will be the lead Nodal centre in India, AIIMS New Delhi, NIMHANS Bangalore and Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad will participate as Nodal Centres.
Aswathy's Fleo, that works on gyroscopic principles, has bagged the prestigious James Dyson Award 2019.
The study led by researchers in the US will look at what is causing damage to the nervous system that is common in both illnesses.