Modified bacterial genes used to boost electrical conductivity in human cells

(Durham) Duke University biomedical engineers have harvested genes for ion channels from bacteria that, with a few tweaks, can create and enhance electrical signaling in human cells, making the cells more electrically excitable.┬áThe technique could one day be used to treat cardiac arrhythmia or to restore electrical functions to scarred heart or nervous system tissues.… Continue reading Modified bacterial genes used to boost electrical conductivity in human cells