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Channeling our ion past

To understand how the first cells transported ions across their membranes, researchers are studying simple channels used by fungi to kill off bacteria.

dateJun 07, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Periodic paralysis study reveals gene causing disorder

Scientists have identified a gene underlying a disease that causes temporary paralysis of skeletal muscle. The finding, they say, illustrates how investigations of rare genetic diseases can drive insights into more common ...

dateJan 07, 2010 in Genetics
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