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?

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

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When influenza invades the mouse respiratory tract, neutrophils guide the subsequent T-cell attack on infected tissue, scientists show.  

Online scientific journals are sacrificing the quality of research articles to make a buck.

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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.

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How innate immune cells guide adaptive ones; PubPeer founders identify themselves; how climate change could affect a cyanobacterium; psychology’s replication problem

The US Department of Health and Human Services considers ways to mitigate the risk of poor performance or misuse of funds by grantees.

Liberia is again declared free of Ebola transmission, which continues—at reduced rates—in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Localization of two proteins important for inner ear hair cell function suggests they are part of the elusive mechanotransduction channel. 

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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.

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