Current research funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) will be featured at the 2007 Midwinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) in Denver February 10-15.

Featured topics on research conducted by NIDCD scientists will include: Mutation in Gene for Protein Radixin Causes Hearing Loss in Humans; Mutation that Causes Muenke Syndrome Severely Disrupts Inner Ear Development in Mice; Signaling Proteins Help Ear’s Sensory Cells “Know” Where to Grow; Form of Cadherin 23 Linked to Deafness in Mouse Model Identified; “Motor”-Protein-Containing Particles Help Rev Up Our Hearing.

There will also be featured topics on research conducted by NIDCD-funded scientists, including: Are Two Cochlear Implants Better Than One?; Inner Ear Stem Cells May Help Rewire Hearing; Restoring the Sixth Sense; New Tool Helps Scientists Tinker with the Ear’s “Motor.”

More information about the meeting is available at www.aro.org.