Month: May 2012

Emory Researchers Experimenting with Regenerating Hair Cells

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta have shown that introducing a gene called Atoh1 into the cochleae of young mice can induce the formation of extra sensory hair cells. Their results show the potential of a gene therapy approach to regenerating sensory hair cells to treat hearing loss, but the research also demonstrates its current limitations.

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