Hair Cell Transduction Channel (image) Rockefeller University Press Caption A study in The Journal of General Physiology provides new evidence about the molecular makeup of the hair cell transduction channel, which plays a critical role in our ability to hear (magnified region of a hair cell shown here). Credit Kim et al., 2013 Usage Restrictions Reporters may freely use these materials in news coverage, with the appropriate credit information. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.