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

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.
Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com