New therapeutics could help treat excess urine in the kidneys

Physiologists at the University of Nevada, Reno have identified two ion channels necessary for urine to flow from the kidneys to the ureters. A calcium-activated chloride channel and a voltage-dependent calcium channel are ...


Sensing signals in paralyzed muscles

For people with tetraplegia—a condition in which all four limbs have lost motor ability—regaining independence is a top priority. Although there is no cure for paralysis caused by neurological disorders, robotic arms ...

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