Alan Rabson Dies

Alan Rabson, a former deputy director of the National Cancer Institute, has died, according to the New York Times. He was 92.

Rabson, a trained pathologist, studied cancer and the role of viruses in causing cancer, the Times adds. It notes that he figured out how herpes viruses, which cause chickenpox and cold sores, can linger in nerve cells and later re-emerge as shingles or recurrent sores.

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