Aug 24, 2018

Scientists Have Discovered The Protein That Enables Hearing And Balance

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Scientists at Harvard Medical School have discovered that a protein called TMC1 converts sound and head motion into electrical signals, thus enabling hearing and balance.

The findings were published this week in the journal\">Neuron.

Sensitivity to sound has been a powerful evolutionary force, but the precise molecular mechanisms that enable hearing have not been fully identified.

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