21 January 2005
Vol 307, Issue 5708

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COVER Polarized light micrograph of glucose, the body's major source of energy. In diabetes, glucose is not properly metabolized and accumulates to dangerously high levels in the blood. A special section in this issue examines the molecular pathogenesis of the most common form of diabetes (type 2), which is projected to soon reach epidemic proportions worldwide. See page 369. [Image: Eye of Science/Photo Researchers Inc.]