News tagged with ion channel

Tarantula toxins converted to painkillers

When venom from animals such as spiders, snakes or cone snails is injected via a bite or harpoon, the cocktail of toxins delivered to its victim tends to cause serious reactions that, if untreated, can be lethal. But even ...

Feb 29, 2016
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Demystifying mechanotransduction ion channels

As blood flows through our vessels, the cells that constitute these vessels responds to the shear stress of blood flow to ensure normal circulation. This process of converting a mechanical force into a biological function ...

Feb 25, 2016
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