Monthly Archives: December 2007

Cholesterol Hearing Test

Levels of cholesterol in the membranes of hair cells in the inner ear can affect your hearing according to an article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. There are two types of sensory hair cells in the inner ear called …

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Mickey Mouse Protein

A detailed structure of a potassium ion channel protein has been obtained by a Nobel team in the US. The structure shows the channel in a more natural state, revealing how attendant lipid molecules within the cell membrane influence channel …

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