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Editor's Pics

Mouse Cochlea

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Editor's Pics

Mouse Cochlea

Credit: Taha A. Jan, M.D., and Mirko Scheibinger, Ph.D., Marine Biological Laboratory at Wood’s Hole, Biology of the Inner Ear Course

A newborn mouse cochlea (purple) grown in cell culture, and neurons (orange) that send information from the cochlea to the brain. The cochlea is the hearing organ of the inner ear. Researchers are using these miniature structures to learn how individual cell types work and to test potential therapies for hearing loss.

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Credit: Taha A. Jan, M.D., and Mirko Scheibinger, Ph.D., Marine Biological Laboratory at Wood’s Hole, Biology of the Inner Ear Course


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