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Pores for thought: Ion channel study beckons first whole-brain simulation

04:13 EDT 15 Aug 2019 | Science Daily

Voltage-gated ion channels at the surface of neurons and muscle cells control your every thought, movement; the very beating of your heart. For the first time, researchers have mapped the behavior of the largest family of these channels. Their pioneering work will power virtual drug discovery -- and, they hope, the first whole-brain simulation.

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