Tag: "hearing" at biology news
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...arine Biology ( email@example.com ) will present hearing
studies of a stranded infant dolphin undergoing re... an effort to understand and protect the important hearing
capabilities of marine mammals in the ocean (2pAB4). NEW VIBRATIONS IN BASEBALL, GOLF AND CRICKET...
Channel protein converts vibrations to electrical signal
... "In mammalian pheromone receptors, insect vision, hearing
in flies, or touch in worms there were a lot of other TRP channels that seemed to be sensory." In addition, the selectivity and conductance of TRPs corresponded to what was already known about the unidentified hair cell channel. TRPA1 was a particu...
Single genetic defect links many risk factors for heart disease and stroke
...ion. Indeed, they found an increased prevalence of hearing
loss, migraine headaches, and weakened heart muscle, which are all known to be associated with genetic mutations in mitochondria. "What's unique about this study and this family is that there has never before been a report of a common genetic link a...
Calorie restriction leads to some brain benefits but not others in mice
...r performance is a sign of learning deficits or of hearing
problems that often develop in older mice. "It's interesting to me that calorie restriction does not seem to reverse age-related cognitive impairments," says David Wozniak, Ph.D., research associate professor of psychiatry, who supervised the behavio...
Scientists closing in on nerve proteins' contributions to memory and hearing loss
...searchers better understand age-related memory and hearing
loss, scientists have shown that two key nervous s...related decreases in Nrg-1 levels may be linked to hearing
loss and memory loss, and has begun testing mice genetically modified to make more Nrg-1 to see if t...
What colour is that sound?
...gine being able to see or taste sounds, as well as hearing
them. Sound like science fiction? For some people, it's reality. This blending of the senses occurs in a rare condition called "synesthesia." In this condition, a stimulus, such as sound, creates a reaction in another sense, as well as the expecte...
Zebrafish may hold key to understanding human nerve cell development
... normal development of nerve cells responsible for hearing
and balance, according to new University of Utah r...neurons found in the inner ear of humans that make hearing
possible. This research increases our understanding of how nerve cells develop and whether it may be...
Research identifies promising route for treating age-related hearing loss
...g that offers promise for treatment of age-related hearing
loss. This type of hearing
loss is caused by aging, disease, certain drugs, and the cacophony of modern life. It is the most co...
Chemical used in marine paint may damage hearing in whales
...rge vessels to protect against barnacles may cause hearing
difficulties in whales and other mammals, accordin...p of animals that have outer hair cells. Sensitive hearing
in mammals relies on cochlear amplification resulting from the motor activity of outer hair cells. T...
National survey shows Americans are in the dark regarding genetically modified foods
... but nothing of any substance. A lot of people are hearing
about it for the first time while taking the survey." Even though they lack a solid information base, most Americans report passive interest in the topic of GM food. That is, while very few have actually looked for information about GM food, most say...
Physicians recommend screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women, newborns
... significant and treatable cause of loss of sight, hearing
and cognition. This study indicates again that to detect this infection so it can be treated, systematic obstetrical and newborn screening for toxoplasmosis are needed. The authors suggest that this is long overdue in the United States. "Clearly, we ...
Prehistoric jawbone reveals evolution repeating itself
...s compelling evidence of multiple origins of acute hearing
in humans and other mammals. The discovery of the ...les had some of these bones already functioning in hearing
and they occurred earlier in time than T. trusleri, Rich said. This suggests that the development of...
Cardiologist to testify at FDA hearing: Animal tests implicated in Vioxx tragedy
...A.C.C., representing PCRM WHAT: Testimony at FDA hearing
on Vioxx and related drugs. WHEN: Thursday February 17, 2005 between 1 and 3 p.m. WHERE: The Ballrooms at the Hilton DC North, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD. For an interview with Dr. Pippin call Jeanne S. McVey, on-site cell phone, (415) 50...
Secrets of whales' long-distance songs are being unveiled
...ween whales and oceanographic features, what he is hearing
is the rising tide of noise from an increasingly urbanizing marine environment, the collective noises from shipping traffic, oil and gas exploration and production, and recreational traffic. And every decade the amount of noise is doubling. "Many wh...
Tailing the cause of a rare heart disease
...rare, mysterious heart disease that is preceded by hearing
loss. Discovering the genetic cause of this diseas..., dilated cardiomyopathy preceded by sensorineural hearing
loss. The Seidmans and their colleagues at Harvard Medical School collaborated with researchers at U...
Researchers make surprise discovery that some neurons can transmit three signals at once
...thin three weeks of birth, or about one week after hearing
is fully developed. So, perhaps early auditory exp...ther abnormal hearing, such as partial deafness or hearing
dominated by noise, which in humans can affect normal language development, would cause glutamate to...
Elephants imitate sounds as a form of social communication
... not appear to imitateparticular trucks as she was hearing
them, but rather seemed to use generalized truck sounds as the model for her imitation. Calimero, a 23-year-old male African elephant who lived for 18 years with two female Asian elephants in a Swiss zoo, was a nearly perfect mimic for the chirp-like...
Babies born preterm cost businesses big money: Hospital charges estimated at $7.4 billion annually
...ntal retardation, chronic lung disease, vision and hearing
loss. Besides the direct cost to businesses, premature birth also causes lost productivity. The Thomson Medstat analysis found that premature babies spend nearly 17 days in the hospital over the 12 months following birth, compared to 2 to 3 days f...
AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner welcomes proposed Washington state legislation on stem cell research
...a committee of the Washington State Senate holds a hearing
on the bill, which already has been approved by the state's House of Representatives. The letter was sent to state Rep. Shay Schual-Berke, a physician and sponsor of the bill in the House, and state Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a co-sponsor in the Senate...
Shirley Malcom of AAAS named to election reform commission
...s. The panel is scheduled to hold its first public hearing
on 18 April at American University in Washington, D.C.; a second hearing
will be convened in June at Rice University in Houston. Additional meetings will be held in August a...
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