20/03/1944 German biophysicist Erwin Neher is born
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His main interest is the cell physiology. Together with Bert Sakmann, Neher was first to record the currents of single ion channels on a live cell. Ion channels are pore-forming proteins in the cell membrane which allow ions to pass. Neher and Sakmann developed special laboratory technique called patch clamp.
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