Molecule movements that make us think: Ion channel’s voltage sensor can change its form

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 23:30 in Biology & Nature

Every thought, every movement, every heartbeat is controlled by lightning-quick electrical impulses in the brain, the muscles, and the heart. But too much electrical excitability in the membranes of the cells can cause things like epilepsy and cardiac arrhythmia. A research group has now published new discoveries that can lead to new medicines for these diseases.

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