05 March 2010
Vol 327, Issue 5970

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COVER Scanning electron micrograph of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster (magnification 80 ×, eyes pseudo-colored). Sestrin, an evolutionarily conserved protein, helps protect fruit flies from age-related pathologies, including fat accumulation, muscle degeneration, and heart failure. See page 1223. Image: T. Deerinck and M. Ellisman/National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, University of California, San Diego