Immunofluorescence staining shows a nerve cell (pink) inside the olfactory mucosa which has been infected with SARS-CoV-2 (yellow). Supporting (epithelial) cells appear blue. Image: Jonas Franz/Universitätsmedizin Göttingen

How the Coronavirus Sneaks into the Brain

New images sniff out a direct path

An electron microscope image, artificially colored, shows a thin slice of the olfactory mucosa. Large numbers of intact SARS-CoV-2 particles (red) are found both inside the cell and on cellular processes. Image: Michael Laue/RKI & Carsten Dittmayer/Charité

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