Nucleus Is Key to How Cells Sense Personal Space
Nucleus Is Key to How Cells Sense Personal Space
In two independent studies, researchers find that the organelle is responsible for a switch that allows cells to start moving when they’re squeezed.
Nucleus Is Key to How Cells Sense Personal Space
Nucleus Is Key to How Cells Sense Personal Space

In two independent studies, researchers find that the organelle is responsible for a switch that allows cells to start moving when they’re squeezed.

In two independent studies, researchers find that the organelle is responsible for a switch that allows cells to start moving when they’re squeezed.

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The Biggest Science News of 2018
The Biggest Science News of 2018
Kerry Grens | Dec 27, 2018
From disastrous scientific setbacks to the upending of scientific dogma and the end of a 40-year search for a protein
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. 
Huh?
Huh?
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2015
Hearing loss can occur for a variety of reasons, and sometimes more than one.
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.
Human Hearing: A Primer
Human Hearing: A Primer
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2015
How the human ear translates sound waves into nervous impulses
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 | Feb 28, 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.