Microbe Magazine

December 2012

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Cover: Electron micrograph of brain tissue from a monkey infected with the prion disease kuru. Between the rounded nuclei of the nerve cells (green) are tiny vacuole spaces typical of the disease's dark spots (see p. 551). (Image PHANIE/Photo Researchers, Inc.).

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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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