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Nanoparticle Exposure Can Awaken Dormant Viruses in the Lungs

Nanoparticles from combustion engines (shown here) can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue. Source: Helmholtz Zentrum München

A team of scientists led by Prof. Dr. Heiko Adler, deputy head of the research unit Lung Repair and Regeneration, and Dr. Tobias Stöger of the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease, report that nanoparticles can awaken dormant viruses in the lungs: