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  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003
       
 

Cells signal with salt!

 
 

As you read this brief text enormous numbers of ion channels are opening and closing in your brain, of the order of 1,000,000,000,000,000 (1015). The amount of ions moving in the channels during this time would correspond to a pinch of salt. One wonders how much salt a good book would take.

 

 
       


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