Impaired hearing affects over 1.2 billion people worldwide. But crocodiles, who live almost as long as humans and can surpass 70 years of age, have good hearing throughout their lives. One reason is because crocodiles can create new hair cells, and a research group from Uppsala University is now on the path to finding out why.
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St Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators have used genetic manipulation to regenerate auditory hair cells in adult mice, the hospital announced. The research marks a possible advance in treatment of hearing loss in humans.Read More
Strekin AG, Basal, Switzerland, announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted orphan drug designation for the use of STR001 in the treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss, or sudden deafness.Read More
A Creighton University researcher has discovered a new technique for controlling gene expression to aid in the regeneration of sensory hair cells in the inner ear to potentially restore hearing and balance.Read More
According to new research findings, blocking the Notch pathway that controls hair cell distribution in the inner ear may help determine cochlear progenitor cell proliferation capacity.Read More