Microbe Magazine

June 2013

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Cover: Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Clostridium difficile cells. C. difficile, which can cause fatal infections, is one of many human gut inhabitants, populations of which can vary greatly among individuals. Research suggests that gut microbiota might vary with race and may contribute to differing risks of digestive tract diseases, including cancer (see p. 243). (Image © Paul Gunning/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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