This Ancient Mammal’s Ears Were Built for Chewing

This Ancient Mammal’s Ears Were Built for Chewing

In this weeks science news, new fossil has been found that might help us understand how jaw bones evolved into complex middle ears found in mammals, and a new treatment regimen for treating babies with HIV shows promise.

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Sources:
Mammal Ears
https://press.nature.com/cretaceous-fossil-reveals-a-new-pattern-in-mammalian-middle-ear-/17413100
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1792-0
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03605-1

Click to access 023%20Rowe1996a.pdf


https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2016.2416
https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evograms_05
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19674542
https://www.britannica.com/animal/reptile/Hearing

HIV
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-11/aaft-eat112519.php
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/scitranslmed.aax7350
https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv-aids/fact-sheets/19/93/what-is-a-latent-hiv-reservoir-
https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/11/520/eaax7350

Image Credits:
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/218153.php
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ptilodus_skull_BW.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Taeniolabis_NT_small.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blausen_0330_EarAnatomy_MiddleEar.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gray919.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gray918.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gray917.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gray916.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jaw_joint_-_mammal_n_non-mammal.png

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