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Artist’s rendering of an early mammal called a mammaliamorph
Warm-Bloodedness in Mammals May Have Arisen in Late Triassic
Researchers mapped ear canal shape to body temperature to predict when ancestors of mammals first became endothermic.
Warm-Bloodedness in Mammals May Have Arisen in Late Triassic
Warm-Bloodedness in Mammals May Have Arisen in Late Triassic

Researchers mapped ear canal shape to body temperature to predict when ancestors of mammals first became endothermic.

Researchers mapped ear canal shape to body temperature to predict when ancestors of mammals first became endothermic.

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3D printed ear chalk white icon on dark background
Patient Implanted with Live, 3D-Printed Tissue in Medical First
Shawna Williams | Jun 2, 2022 | 2 min read
An ear made from the person’s own cells was surgically attached in March, the company behind the technology says.
New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones
Emily Makowski | Dec 6, 2019 | 1 min read
An ancient animal’s hammer, anvil, and stirrup bones are at the base of the jaw but completely detached from it.
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018 | 1 min read
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
Abby Olena, PhD | Aug 22, 2018 | 3 min read
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
Kerry Grens | Jan 29, 2018 | 1 min read
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
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2015 | 3 min read
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
Kerry Grens | Sep 4, 2015 | 2 min read
Localization of two proteins important for inner ear hair cell function suggests they are part of the elusive mechanotransduction channel. 
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015 | 3 min read
Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.
Inner Ear Undertakers
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015 | 2 min read
Support cells in the inner ear respond differently to two drugs that kill hair cells.
The Regenerators
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015 | 2 min read
A molecular signature makes it possible to trace the details of hair cell replacement in the mammalian inner ear.
The Ears Have It
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2015 | 8 min read
A teaching obligation in graduate school introduced James Hudspeth to a career focused on how vertebrates sense sounds.
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015 | 3 min read
Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.
Inner Ear Cartography
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2015 | 2 min read
Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.
Contributors
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Tricky Transfections
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2015 | 2 min read
A combination of microinjection and electroporation inserts genes into hard-to-reach cells.
Deafness Gene Heightens Touch
Tia Ghose | Nov 20, 2011 | 3 min read
People with a defect in an ion channel that causes deafness are more sensitive to certain types of touch.
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