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2012-04-23 13:07:39

Tiny pores, or channels, embedded in cell membranes are critical to the healthy functioning of cells.

2011-08-30 11:12:55

A gene that governs the flow of potassium in and out of cells in blood vessels could provide a new avenue for controlling blood pressure.

2011-07-14 15:21:50

BK channels (large-conductance, Ca2+-dependent K+ channels) are essential for the regulation of important biological processes such as smooth muscle tone and neuronal excitability.

2009-05-05 12:04:40

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have identified a new anticonvulsant compound that has the potential to stop the development of epilepsy. The findings are published in the current issue of the journal Epilepsia.


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dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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