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Nervy Research: Researchers Take Initial Look at Ion Channels in a Model System

December 1, 2009

illustration of neutron diffraction New research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has allowed scientists to observe nerve ion channels within the cell surface membrane for the first time, potentially offering insights for future drug development. Full Story

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