• Twenty-four hours after infecting nerve terminals, the rabies virus (red) reaches the cell bodies (green) of control neurons (left) but not neurons treated with emetine (right). Image credit: MacGibeny et al., 2018.

  • How rabies virus moves through nerve cells, and how it might be stopped

    A new study by Princeton researchers has found that rabies virus moves differently compared to other neuron-invading viruses and that its journey can be blocked by a drug commonly used to treat amoebic dysentery.
     
    The study features work by graduate student Margaret MacGibeny in the laboratory of Lynn Enquist, Princeton’s Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology, a professor of molecular biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.
     
     
    Read more on the Princeton Research blog.