Latest Ion channel Stories
Affecting 1 in 40,000 individuals, type 2 oculocutaneous albinism is a pigmentation condition in which an individual has unusually light skin, eye color and hair – along with increased risk for UV-related skin and eye cancers. Now there may be an answer.
Cystic fibrosis continues to be devastating for many people around the world.
Neurons are the cells of our brain, spinal cord, and overall nervous system.
Using spider toxins to study the proteins that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a new way to protect crops from insect plagues in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have spotted a strong family trait in two distant relatives: The channels that permit entry of sodium and calcium ions into cells turn out to share similar means for regulating ion intake, they say.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.