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Hearing Mechanism Compared To Car Battery
2013-01-08 03:42:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of the mechanisms involved in human hearing is similar to the operation of a car battery, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa (UI). The scientists conducted their study using fruit flies, whose hearing mechanisms resemble that of humans. Specifically, the flies´ auditory system contains a protein that functions as a sodium/potassium pump, and is highly expressed in a specialized support...


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