The Biggest Science News of 2018
The Biggest Science News of 2018
From disastrous scientific setbacks to the upending of scientific dogma and the end of a 40-year search for a protein
The Biggest Science News of 2018
The Biggest Science News of 2018

From disastrous scientific setbacks to the upending of scientific dogma and the end of a 40-year search for a protein

From disastrous scientific setbacks to the upending of scientific dogma and the end of a 40-year search for a protein

mechanotransduction
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.
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. 
Human Hearing: A Primer
Human Hearing: A Primer
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2015
How the human ear translates sound waves into nervous impulses
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.
Huh?
Huh?
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2015
Hearing loss can occur for a variety of reasons, and sometimes more than one.
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.
Tricky Transfections
Tricky Transfections
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2015
A combination of microinjection and electroporation inserts genes into hard-to-reach cells.
New Piece of a Mysterious Channel
New Piece of a Mysterious Channel
Kerry Grens | Nov 25, 2014
Researchers have nailed down yet another component of the mechanotransduction complex responsible for relaying signals from hair cells in the ear.
Sensing a Little Tension
Sensing a Little Tension
Nicholette Zeliadt | Sep 1, 2013
Tools and techniques for measuring forces in living cells