21 February 2012
Vol 5, Issue 212

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Online Cover This week features a Research Article that shows that the H5N1 avian influenza A virus, but not the seasonal H1N1 virus, causes autophagic cell death in infected lung epithelial cells. The extent of lung damage and mortality in mice infected with the H5N1 virus is reduced by inhibiting autophagy. The image shows waterfowl, a major source of the H5N1 virus. [Image: Fotosearch]