Rabies races up nerve cells

Virus may speed to the brain by hitching a ride with a protein

FAST TRACK  A nerve cell protein (inset, glowing red) resides throughout the splayed tip of a mouse nerve and ferries the rabies virus (green dots in inset) up cells’ long extensions (green diagonal lines).

Eran Perlson and colleagues

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