05 October 2016
Vol 8, Issue 359

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ONLINE COVER Imaging Airway Smooth Muscle. A new birefringence microscopy technique enables visualization and measurement of the smooth muscle cells lining the human bronchus (red). Called orientation-resolved–optical coherence tomography (OR-OCT), this technique reveals that volunteers with mild allergic asthma have a greatly increased smooth muscle mass compared to healthy individuals (Cho et al. and Adams et al.). [CREDIT: ADAMS ET AL./SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE]