Published in Health and Medicine Week, October 27th, 2003
MacKinnon shared the prize with Peter Agre of Johns Hopkins University. Agre is a member of the HHMI scientific review board. The two scientists were honored for discoveries clarifying "how salts (ions) and water are transported out of and into the cells of the body," according to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
In 1998, much to the surprise of colleagues, MacKinnon and his colleagues determined the three-dimensional...
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