Hearing impairment, blood clots leading to gangrene, and “severe gastric upsets,” are being seen by doctors in India, England, and Scotland, where the B.1.617.2 delta strain is prevalent and more likely to lead to hospitalization, Bloomberg reported.
Most cases of congenital deafness are due to a mutation in a gene that is required for normal development of the sensory hair cells in the inner ear that are responsible for detecting sound. To cure deafness caused by such mutations, the expression of the gene must be corrected, a feat that has been elusive until recently.Read More
Using mutant zebra fish, researchers studying the earliest formation of cartilage of the mouth believe they may have discovered a mechanism involved in a genetic defect linked to Fraser syndrome deafness in humans.Read More
University of Iowa (UI) scientists have discovered that the protein harmonin may play a role in the transmission of sound information to the brain. The discovery may one day lead to a therapy for Usher syndrome.Read More
The condition is responsible for up to 10% of all cases of childhood deafness and 50% of all deaf/blindness in adults, according to the European Society of Human Genetics, Vienna, Austria.Read More