October 2020 has really become a month of awards for ion channel researchers.
Crowdfunding emerged as an interesting option of raising money for small research projects and it could be particularly interesting to early-stage scientists and students. Discover the platforms for crowdfunding scientific research in this article.
Outside of science, many people have a completely different idea of what an “ion” actually means.
This article shows how authors are distributed over ion channel papers (the number of authors per paper).
How many ion channel scientists, labs, companies are there in the world? See the estimate in this article.
The choice of the journal for publishing your research is a strategic decision. This article will help you to chose the ion channel-friendly journal to publish your research in.
How many journals publish ion channel-related research? Do we need a lot of journals?
The paper on patch-clamping by Erwin Neher and Bert Sakmann (1976) has been selected as 1 out of 10 extraordinary Nature papers.
Every cell possesses a variety of sophisticated membrane transport systems allowing for control of the intracellular environment.
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.
Here is the outlook of an ion channel research productivity expressed in the number of ion channel-related papers per year.
The scientific community has recognized the crucial importance of ion channel research by four Nobel Prizes for the discoveries concerning the structure and function of ion channels.
“… ion channels are the most important single class of proteins that exist in the human body or any body…” – Clay Armstrong
The high-resolution structure of the cardiac sodium channel gives detailed insights into voltage-dependent activation, ion selectivity, arrhythmia mechanisms, and antiarrhythmic drug action at the atomic level.