A watercolour illustration of the new method, by the researcher Fredrik Höök


Photographer: Fredrik Höök/Chalmers

An illustration showing how the mitochondria-imitating lipid vesicles are damaged by the Parkinson’s protein alpha synuclein. The light scattering reveals how the membrane is destroyed even at very low, nanomolar, concentrations, where proteins do not aggregate to clumps before they bind. The watercolour illustration was created by researcher Fredrik Höök

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