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The Great Big Clean-Up

From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.

Hearing Help

For decades, the only remedies for hearing loss were devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Now, the first pharmaceutical treatments may be on the way.

Hurdles for Hearing Restoration

Will researchers ever be able to re-create the human inner ear?

Musical Scales

The quest to document an ancient sea creature reveals a cyclical chorus of fish songs.

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A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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High carbon dioxide levels can irreversibly rev up a cyanobacterium’s ability to fix nitrogen over the long term, a study finds.

The consumption of p-coumaric acid, a chemical found in honey and pollen, may help set a female honeybee on its course to becoming a worker instead of a queen.

Scientists have developed an interlocking cell scaffold for easy building and dismantling of tissues.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Authors retract a paper on grizzlies’ metabolism after finding one person made up data.

Fossilized remains from a river dolphin relative provide some details about when the mammals left the oceans.

Leptin, the satiety hormone produced by fat, affects neuronal signaling in the mouse brain; interference with this pathway can influence the rewarding effects of running in the animals.

Following an outbreak in New York City last month, Legionnaires’ disease pops up in Illinois and California. 

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September 2015

The form and function of the ears of modern land vertebrates cannot be understood without knowing how they evolved.

For decades, the only remedies for hearing loss were devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Now, the first pharmaceutical treatments may be on the way.  

From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.

Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity

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Watch the coelacanth documentary that fish biologist Eric Parmentier and filmmaker Laurent Ballesta were making when they discovered and recorded a world of undersea sound

James Hudspeth talks brain processing and hearing in this video from Rockefeller University.

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