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A fly's hearing

The auditory organ of the fruitfly, seen with fluorescent cell markers

Enter the common fruit fly as the proxy to better understand hearing loss in humans. The study by the University of Iowa looks at how loud noises damage the ear, by affecting the molecular underpinnings. Results published in the online Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Story

UI researcher learns mechanism of hearing is similar to car battery

 A fruit fly auditory organ

University of Iowa biologists have advanced their knowledge of human hearing by studying a similar auditory system in fruit flies—and by making use of the fruit fly “love song.” Results featured on the cover of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Story

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