New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones
New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones
An ancient animal’s hammer, anvil, and stirrup bones are at the base of the jaw but completely detached from it.
New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones
New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones

An ancient animal’s hammer, anvil, and stirrup bones are at the base of the jaw but completely detached from it.

An ancient animal’s hammer, anvil, and stirrup bones are at the base of the jaw but completely detached from it.

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Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
Abby Olena | Aug 22, 2018
After a decades-long pursuit, researchers have confirmed the identity of the pore of the mechanotransduction channel in vertebrates’ inner ear hair cells.
Children Receive Bespoke, Lab-Grown Ears
Children Receive Bespoke, Lab-Grown Ears
Kerry Grens | Jan 29, 2018
The tissue, grown on a 3-D scaffold and seeded from the kids’ own cells, was transplanted to correct deformities in their cartilage.
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. 
Hearing Channel Components Mapped
Hearing Channel Components Mapped
Kerry Grens | Sep 4, 2015
Localization of two proteins important for inner ear hair cell function suggests they are part of the elusive mechanotransduction channel. 
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 31, 2015
Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.
Inner Ear Undertakers
Inner Ear Undertakers
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2015
Support cells in the inner ear respond differently to two drugs that kill hair cells.
The Regenerators
The Regenerators
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 31, 2015
A molecular signature makes it possible to trace the details of hair cell replacement in the mammalian inner ear.
The Ears Have It
The Ears Have It
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 31, 2015
A teaching obligation in graduate school introduced James Hudspeth to a career focused on how vertebrates sense sounds.