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2011-12-03 11:23:05

Imagine you are playing ping-pong with a friend.

2011-11-21 23:12:05

Researchers have found long-sought genes in the sensory hair cells of the inner ear that, when mutated, prevent sound waves from being converted to electric signals – a fundamental first step in hearing.

2011-08-29 20:39:55

The latest Perspectives in General Physiology series examines the mechanisms of visual, aural, olfactory, and tactile processes that inform us about the environment.

2011-08-03 12:18:39

New findings may lend insight into why some people are especially sensitive to bitter tastes.

2011-06-29 12:33:01

The mechanics of instinctive behavior are mysterious.

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2011-06-22 06:05:00

Research published this week in the journal Nature Communications shows that a light-sensitive protein found in the human eye can act as a “compass” in the magnetic field when implanted into the eyes of Drosophila (flies).

2011-06-21 18:34:17

A team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have uncovered a novel mechanism regulating gene expression and transcription linked to Spinocerebellar ataxia 7, an inherited neurological disorder.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.