07 February 2003
Vol 299, Issue 5608

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COVER Fat cells from the human abdomen. A scanning electron micrograph (SEM; magnification 88) shows human adipocytes covered by strands of connective tissue. This special issue tackles the problem of obesity and its daunting challenges, exploring how science can contribute to the solution. 845 [Photo: S. Nishinaga, Photo Researchers]