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Insights into how brain compensates for recurring hearing loss point to new glue ear therapies

Important new insights into how the brain compensates for temporary hearing loss during infancy, such as that commonly experienced by children with glue ear, are revealed in a research study in ferrets.



The helpful sound of melanoma

Researchers are studying how photoacoustics, or a laser-induced ultrasound, could help scientists locate the general area of the lymph node where melanoma cells could be residing.



Ultrasonics: a sound mixing technology

When liquid mixing, dispersing or homogenising is required in the lab, people tend to think of rotary mixers, although this traditional technology has limitations.



Oestrogen controls sound processing

Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered that the hormone oestrogen plays a pivotal role in how the brain processes sounds.



Sound out ultrasonic spectroscopy in the pharmaceutical processes

In the last issue of Elab, the principles behind ultrasonic spectroscopy were introduced. Here, Cormac Smyth,Evgeny Kudriashov, Breda O'Driscoll and Vitaly Buckintake a closer look at its practical applications.



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