ion channels
Image of the Day: Electrify
Image of the Day: Electrify
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 9, 2018
Researchers have identified what makes synapses strong or weak in fruit flies.
Glia Guru
Glia Guru
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2017
Ben Barres recast glial cells from supporting actors to star performers, crucial for synaptic plasticity in the brain and for preventing neurodegenerative disorders.
How Hot Peppers Can Ease Pain
How Hot Peppers Can Ease Pain
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 11, 2015
Researchers uncover one way capsaicin—the spicy compound found in chili peppers—provides pain relief.  
Cutting the Wire
Cutting the Wire
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Dec 1, 2014
Optical techniques for monitoring action potentials
Cool Genes
Cool Genes
Kate Yandell | Jul 1, 2013
A thermosensitive ion channel helps C. elegans live longer at cold temperatures.
Deafness Gene Heightens Touch
Tia Ghose | Nov 20, 2011
People with a defect in an ion channel that causes deafness are more sensitive to certain types of touch.