Contact: Fred Lewsey
University of Cambridge
Caption: The fly brain is half a millimeter across and contains approximately 100,000 nerve cells (green). The A-beta peptide forms plaques (red) that are linked to nerve cell death and behavioral abnormalities in the flies.
Credit: Dr. Stanislav Ott, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge
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