The Spark of Life

    The Spark of Life

    Electricity in the Human Body

    Frances Ashcroft

    Allen Lane 2012

    Hardback 350pp Illustrated

    9781846143014   Product Code: 20545

    Without electrical signals in our cells we could not see, hear, speak, think or move; in The Spark of Life award-winning physiologist Frances Ashcroft discusses fascinating case-studies that illustrate the operation of ion channels, the proteins by which these electrical events are regulated. She tells the stories of scientists down the centuries whose experiments contributed to our understanding of 'the body electric' and presents the findings of the latest research into medical conditions caused when it goes wrong.

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