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Light switches for nerve cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- It sounds like a neurobiologist’s dream: a light-switch that allows nerve cells to be switched on and off at will. Three scientists have found just such a light switch and are now being honoured for their ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Heart rhythm gene revealed in new research

(PhysOrg.com) -- A gene that regulates the rhythm of the heart is revealed in new research published today in Nature Genetics. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London, say their discovery helps them to understand ...

dateJan 10, 2010 in Genetics
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