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IRD / VECTOPOLE SUD / PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY IRD / VECTOPOLE SUD / PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Prion disease research. Close-up of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) that are being used for experimental infections to help understand the mechanisms responsible for neurodegeneration in prion diseases. Prions are misfolded proteins that are thought to cause or contribute to diseases such as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and motor neurone disease. Photographed in 2019, in the IRD Vectopole Sud laboratory in Montpellier, France.
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