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Whales Coping With Undersea Noise
2012-07-17 18:36:16

Because extremely loud noises can travel underwater for thousands of miles, they cause over a quarter-million sea creatures to suffer some kind of hearing loss every year, a number experts warn is on the rise.

How To Create Antibiotics That Don't Hurt Hearing
2012-06-12 06:52:11

Apramycin, already used in animals, shows promise against drug-resistant TB and other 'superbugs,' without hearing loss

2012-05-10 13:58:03

Researchers in the University of Leicester's Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology have identified a cellular mechanism that could underlie the development of tinnitus following exposure to loud noises.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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