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Source: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A new method for modulating neural activity using optogenetic polymerization and assembly of electroactive polymers on specified cellular membranes.
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Source: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The recurrent SCN1A p.R1636Q variant causes a clinical entity with a wider clinical spectrum than previously reported, characterized by neonatal onset epilepsy and absence of prominent movement disorder.
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Source: Aarhus University

Challenged urine bicarbonate excretion may be an in vivo biomarker of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) function.
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Source: Imperial College London

The high-throughout, cellular-resolution imaging data indicate that Vm fluctuates dynamically in subpopulations of highly aggressive breast cancer cell lines.

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Source: Weill Cornell Medicine

Anionic lipids unlock the gates of select ion channels in the pacemaker family

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Source: University College London

UCL researchers developed a gene therapy strategy that self-selects pathologically overactive neurons and down-regulates their excitability via controlled expression of Kv1.1.

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What are ion channels?

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Why we should care about ion channels

“… ion channels are the most important single class of proteins that exist in the human body or any body…” – Clay Armstrong
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History of ion channels

Before the 1660s the Theory of Animal Spirits dominated thinking regarding the function of the nervous system. “Animal spirits” (originating in the brain) were believed to control movements of the body by flowing through the nerves into the muscles.