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Hurdles for Hearing Restoration

By Bernd Fritzsch | September 1, 2015

Given the diverse cell types and complex structure of the human inner ear, will researchers ever be able to re-create it?

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Khaleel Razak: Hearing Engineer

By Jef Akst | September 1, 2015

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology University of California, Riverside. Age: 44

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Lending an Ear

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2015

Until recently, auditory brainstem implants have been restricted to patients with tumors on their auditory nerves.


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Orchestrating Organoids

By Kelly Rae Chi | September 1, 2015

A guide to crafting tissues in a dish that reprise in vivo organs


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The Ears Have It

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 1, 2015

A teaching obligation in graduate school introduced James Hudspeth to a career focused on how vertebrates sense sounds.


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The Upside

By Amanda B. Keener | September 1, 2015

Researchers explore the benefits of hearing loss and impairment.


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The Great Big Clean-Up

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2015

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


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Oliver Sacks Dies

By Kerry Grens | August 31, 2015

The neurologist and author had written about his recent experiences being “face to face with dying.”


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Next Generation: Cell-Covered Fastener

By Ruth Williams | August 28, 2015

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


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Microorganisms Make a House a Home?

By Amanda B. Keener | August 26, 2015

The fungal and bacterial communities in household dust can reveal some details about a building’s inhabitants.


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