Microbe Magazine

December 2014

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Cover: Confocal light micrograph of a section through a blood vessel in the brain, showing the arrangement of cells that form the blood-brain barrier. This barrier protects the brain from many potentially harmful molecules and microorganisms, though some pathogens are able to cross it (see p. 487). (Image © C. J. Guerin, MRC Toxicology Unit/Science Source).

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Cover ImageVaccines are crucial for controlling the spread of influenza, but currently are only effective against a limited mix of strains. A universal vaccine remains elusive, but progress is being made (see p. 433). (Image © James King-Holmes/ Science Source.)
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