Web Date: December 6, 2012
Hearing Cells Poked By Tiny Probe
A nanosized probe can mimic sound waves by tickling microscopic hairlike projections on inner ear cells (Nano Lett., DOI: 10.1021/nl3036349). The device could help researchers understand how the cells turn sound into electrical signals the brain can interpret, the probe’s developers say.
Sound vibrations perturb bundles of . . .
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