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2011-04-25 14:52:06

The latest Perspectives in General Physiology series examines the ion selectivity of cation-selective channels and transporters.

2011-04-08 13:28:48

The animals on the earth have adapted themselves to the environmental temperature changes such as hot in deserts, or cold in the glacial epochs.

2011-03-24 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Devices, Inc.

2011-03-22 12:50:30

A key question in protein biochemistry is how proteins recognize "correct" interaction partners in a sea of cellular factors.

2011-03-10 23:26:21

A light-sensing receptor that's packed inside the eye's photoreceptor cells has an altogether surprising role in cells elsewhere in the body, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered.

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2011-02-08 07:38:20

Using a unique and relatively simple cell-based fluorescent assay they developed, scientists have identified a means by which fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac, suppresses the activity of the TREK1 potassium channel.

2011-02-02 01:16:50

Research by a Barrow Neurological Institute scientist on the thermoregulatory effects of a receptor more commonly studied for its role in pain is the cover story in the Feb. 2 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

2011-01-28 12:39:39

Australian researchers have come one step closer to understanding how the rhythm of the heartbeat is controlled and why many common drugs, including some antibiotics, antihistamines and anti-psychotics, can cause a potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythm.

2011-01-26 20:31:32

For 60 years, scientists have puzzled over the possibility of a hepatic osmoreceptor that influences blood pressure regulation.

2011-01-26 13:09:34

Scientists in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, have discovered a new mechanism that nerve cells (neurons) use to fine-tune their electrical output.


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