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Bacterial genes boost current in human cells

(Duke University) Researchers have harvested genes from bacteria that, with a few tweaks, can create and enhance electrical signaling in cultured human cells. This marks the first time that genetic engineering techniques have proven capable of stably increasing electrical excitability in mammalian cells. The discovery creates opportunities to develop entirely new therapies for electrical diseases and injuries of the heart and brain.
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