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Microscopy image of green and red neurons in a blue section of cortex.
Engineered Rabies Virus Illuminates Neural Circuitry
Scientists turned a deadly virus into a crucial tool for understanding the wiring of the brain.
Engineered Rabies Virus Illuminates Neural Circuitry
Engineered Rabies Virus Illuminates Neural Circuitry

Scientists turned a deadly virus into a crucial tool for understanding the wiring of the brain.

Scientists turned a deadly virus into a crucial tool for understanding the wiring of the brain.

rabies

Arrests, Investigations Over Vaccine Scandal in China
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2018 | 1 min read
Changsheng is found to have forged records for a rabies vaccine and is accused of distributing thousands of substandard DPT immunizations to be used in children.
Image of the Day: Painting with Viruses
The Scientist and The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2017 | 1 min read
Researchers have used a modified rabies virus and fluorescent proteins to tag individual nerve cells in the mouse visual cortex. 
The Rabies Vaccine Backstory
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016 | 3 min read
Louis Pasteur’s trepidation at injecting a child with the first rabies vaccine might have reflected his private knowledge of its lack of prior animal testing.
Viral Trek to the Brain
Molly Sharlach | Sep 3, 2014 | 1 min read
Rabies hitches a ride with a receptor for nerve growth factor.
Genome Digest
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 18, 2012 | 3 min read
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode speciesā€™ genomes
As bats hibernate so does rabies
Tia Ghose | Jun 6, 2011 | 2 min read
A new study shows that a long winter's nap slows the spread of rabies through colonies of the flying mammal and is thus essential for the long-term viability of their populations.
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