Alan Hodgkin


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Noun1.Alan Hodgkin - English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (1914-1998)
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Longfin squid were used by Andrew Huxley and Alan Hodgkin in their groundbreaking study of the squid giant axon to reveal the ionic mechanism of action potentials, and continue to serve as a model organism in neurological research (Hodgkin & Huxley 1952).
Birthdays: Rugby league international Bobbie Goulding, 27; novelist Susan Hill, 57; actor John Nettleton, 70; actress Charlotte Rampling, 53;New York Times publisher Arthur Sultzberger, 73; former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Prof Sir Alan Hodgkin, 92.
Birthdays: American baseball player Henry Louis 'Hank' Aaron, 64; Prof Sir Alan Hodgkin, former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, 84; actor John Nettleton, 69; novelist and playwright Susan Hill, 56; actress Charlotte Rampling, 52;New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, 72.