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map of flu activity

IT’S HERE  Flu activity is widespread across the county, with 32 states and Puerto Rico reporting high activity (orange to red) as of January 13, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

mouse nerve cells

COMING INTO THEIR OWN  Mouse nerve cells (red) grown in a dish each sport a hairlike filament called a primary cilium (green), which may have many roles in the brain. 

sparrow

ABOUT THAT LIGHT Another reason for caution in lighting up the night comes from a study of house sparrow difficulties in fighting off West Nile virus, which mosquitoes biting the birds can then spread to people.

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