Category: Ion channels

Recent Ion channels Journal Articles

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Nanoscale visualization of functional adhesion/excitability nodes at the intercalated disc.

Intercellular adhesion and electrical excitability are considered separate cellular properties.…

Published: Jan 20, 2016 in Nature communications

Cardiology / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine

LRRC8 Proteins Form Volume-Regulated Anion Channels that Sense Ionic Strength.

The volume-regulated anion channel (VRAC) is activated when a cell swells, and it plays a central…

Published: Jan 30, 2016 in Cell

Ion channels / Life Science

Simvastatin Sodium Salt and Fluvastatin Interact with Human Gap Junction Gamma-3 Protein.

Finding pleiomorphic targets for drugs allows new indications or warnings for treatment to be…

Published: Feb 10, 2016 in PloS one

Cardiology / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine

Sexual divergence in microtubule function: the novel intranasal microtubule targeting SKIP normalizes axonal transport and enhances memory.

Activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP), essential for brain formation, is a frequent…

Published: Jan 18, 2016 in Molecular psychiatry

Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Neuroscience

News Articles (Ion channels)

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Faulty bioelectric signal responsible for facial defects caused by rare genetic disorder

Tufts University biologists have discovered the bioelectric mechanism by which the rare genetic…

Published: Feb 10, 2016

Cancer / Cardiology / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine

An exercise approach to cystic fibrosis

We can't change our genes – yet – but we can alter our environments to ease life with an…

Published: Feb 05, 2016

Complementary Medicine / Diabetes / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine / Nutrition

Alternative splicing: a new approach to drug development? An interview with Lucy Donaldson

RNA is becoming an interesting drug target as it takes possible intervention back one step to the…

Published: Feb 01, 2016

Cancer / Diabetes / Gene Therapy / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience / Ophthalmology / Pain

Neuroprotection powers for phenytoin in acute optic neuritis

Selective sodium channel blockade with the anti-epileptic drug phenytoin protects against acute…

Published: Jan 29, 2016

Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience / Ophthalmology

TSRI scientists reveal workings of key ‘relief-valve’ in cells

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has solved a long-standing mystery in…

Published: Jan 29, 2016

Breast cancer / Cancer / Cardiology / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience / Stroke

Of mice and men (and pigs), a cystic fibrosis mystery solved

New research from the University of Iowa answers a question that has vexed cystic fibrosis (CF)…

Published: Jan 28, 2016

Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Microbiology

Study reveals workings of mysterious ‘relief valve’ that protects cells from swelling

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has solved a long-standing mystery…

Published: Jan 28, 2016

Cancer / Cardiology / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience / Stroke

TSRI study reveals workings of mysterious ‘relief valve’ that protects cells from swelling

Solving a long-standing mystery in cell biology, a team has shown how a key 'relief-valve' in cells…

Published: Jan 28, 2016

Cancer / Cardiology / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience / Stroke

Penn researchers use network science to help pinpoint source of seizures

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science and…

Published: Jan 28, 2016

Ion channels / Life Science / Neuroscience

Blog Posts (Ion channels)

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Zika virus and microcephaly: Antivaccine warriors say it’s vaccines that did it! [Respectful Insolence]

Last week, I wrote about how conspiracy theories are flowing fast and furious regarding the Zika…

Published: Feb 11, 2016

AIDS / Breast cancer / Cancer / Climate change / Earth science / Genetics / Immunology / Ion channels / Life Science / Malaria / Medicine / Neuroscience / Virology

A blue light for erections via optogenetics

With a little help from gene therapy and optogenetics, a blue light will get it up. Every now and…

Published: Feb 01, 2016

Gene Therapy / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience

How A Neurotoxin in Crabs Causes Brain Damage

High levels of domoic acid in Dungeness and rock crabs has led to a fishing ban by the…

Published: Nov 16, 2015

Hepatology / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience

In which the NCCIH is questioned… [Respectful Insolence]

Orac’s vacation continues apace. Well, not quite. The main reason I’m in London right…

Published: Sep 09, 2015

Cancer / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine

Exclusive: Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio and Others Debate Christof Koch on the Nature of Consciousness

A few neurologists and brain scientists are proposing that the secret underlying all conscious…

Published: Jun 17, 2015

Evolution / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Neuroscience

Uncomfortably numb: The people who feel no pain

Researchers have identified a third gene that causes congenital insensitivity to pain when…

Published: May 25, 2015

Epigenetics / Evolution / Ion channels / Life Science / Neuroscience

Jobs (Ion channels)

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Scientist-II

Position Title: Associate Scientist II Detailed Job Description: The new Lead Discovery team is a…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

G-protein coupled receptors / Ion channels / Life Science

Protein Biochemistry Research Scientist I or II

We seek a highly motivated, independent and innovative bench scientist with state-of-the-art…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Ion channels / Life Science / Microbiology

Biologist III

Biologist III West Point, PA Type: Contract Category: Scientific & Clinical Job ID: 86907 Date…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Virology

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow-Biomedical/Natural Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Biomedical/Natural Sciences Central Michigan University in Mount…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Neuroscience / Virology

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Cardiovascular Research Ceneter, Rhode Island Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Cardiology / Gene Therapy / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine / Mitochondria / Nutrition

RESEARCH FELLOW / 40 HOURS / DAY / BWH – RENAL

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator,…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Cancer / Cardiology / Diabetes / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine / Nephrology / Neuroscience / Nutrition

Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Biomedical/Natural Sciences

This position is a full-time 12 month appointment. The position is renewable for a maximum of…

Posted: Feb 10, 2016

Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Neuroscience / Virology

Electrophysiology Neuroscience Research Scientist (BS or MS)

The Neuroscience Department is looking for a highly motivated neuroscientist, with experience in…

Posted: Feb 10, 2016

Ion channels / Life Science / Neuroscience

Post Doc Fellow – Cancer Biology

Post Doc Fellow College of Medicine Department of Cancer Biology The University of Cincinnati is a…

Posted: Feb 10, 2016

Cancer / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine / Nephrology / Nutrition / Proteases

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Closed Loop Brain/ Spinal Machine Interfaces

Job Description: A post-doctoral position in closed-loop brain/spinal machine interfaces is…

Posted: Feb 10, 2016

Artificial intelligence / Computer science / Ion channels / Life Science / Neuroscience