Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
After a decades-long pursuit, researchers have confirmed the identity of the pore of the mechanotransduction channel in vertebrates’ inner ear hair cells.
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found

After a decades-long pursuit, researchers have confirmed the identity of the pore of the mechanotransduction channel in vertebrates’ inner ear hair cells.

After a decades-long pursuit, researchers have confirmed the identity of the pore of the mechanotransduction channel in vertebrates’ inner ear hair cells.

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CRISPR Helps Mice Hear
CRISPR Helps Mice Hear
Abby Olena | Dec 20, 2017
Researchers reduce the severity of hereditary deafness in mice with the delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 protein-RNA complexes that inactivate a mutant gene in their inner ears. 
First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU
First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU
Ashley Yeager | Jul 14, 2017
Using the mutagenic chemical N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea, researchers confirm the role of a gene in a piglet deformity and identify potential models for human diseases. 
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2015
Deficiency in a protein called pejvakin makes inner ear cells more vulnerable to sound, unable to brace themselves against oxidative stress stimulated by noise. 
Lending an Ear
Lending an Ear
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
Until recently, auditory brainstem implants have been restricted to patients with tumors on their auditory nerves.
Gene Therapy Fixes Mouse Hearing
Gene Therapy Fixes Mouse Hearing
Kerry Grens | Jul 9, 2015
Expressing a gene for a component of the inner ear’s hair cells treated a form of genetic deafness.
Cochlear Implant Gene Therapy
Cochlear Implant Gene Therapy
Ed Yong | Apr 23, 2014
The surgically implanted device can be tweaked to provide short electric bursts that send a nerve-growing gene into local cells, a study on guinea pigs shows.
Sensing Gene Therapy
Sensing Gene Therapy
Sabrina Richards | Mar 31, 2013
Scientists are using genetic techniques to target diseases that affect how we see, hear, smell, taste, and feel.
Dual Adaptation in Deaf Brains
Dual Adaptation in Deaf Brains
Sabrina Richards | Feb 12, 2013
The brains of people who cannot hear adapt to process vision-based language, in addition to brain changes associated with the loss of auditory input. 
Deaf Mice Hear Again
Deaf Mice Hear Again
Dan Cossins | Jan 10, 2013
A drug applied to the ears of deaf mice has prompted the regrowth of noise-damaged hair cells and resulted in slight improvements in the animals’ hearing.