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Tarantula venom illuminates electrical activity in live cells

Biology News - Tue, 2014-10-21 18:19

Researchers have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells. The probe binds to a voltage-activated potassium ion channel subtype, lighting up when the channel is turned off and dimming when it is activated.

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Physicists solve longstanding puzzle of how moths find distant mates

Biology News - Tue, 2014-10-21 18:19

The way in which male moths locate females flying hundreds of meters away has long been a mystery to scientists.

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