cell and molecular biology, evolution, cell & molecular biology
Hear and Now
Hear and Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2015
Auditory research advances worth shouting about
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Inner Ear Cartography
Inner Ear Cartography
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2015
Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.
Do Mine Ears Deceive Me?
Do Mine Ears Deceive Me?
R. Haven Wiley | Sep 1, 2015
A new approach shows how both honesty and deception are stable features of noisy communication.
The Regenerators
The Regenerators
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
A molecular signature makes it possible to trace the details of hair cell replacement in the mammalian inner ear.
Inner Ear Undertakers
Inner Ear Undertakers
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
Support cells in the inner ear respond differently to two drugs that kill hair cells.
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.
Aural History
Aural History
Geoffrey A. Manley | Sep 1, 2015
The form and function of the ears of modern land vertebrates cannot be understood without knowing how they evolved.
Irisin Redeemed
Irisin Redeemed
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 13, 2015
Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.  
Yeast Genome Doubling
Yeast Genome Doubling
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 10, 2015
The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest Saccharomyces cerevisiae doubled its genome through species hybridization.