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Navigating the Genome to Cure Deafness

A new Tel Aviv University study solves a critical piece of the puzzle of human deafness by identifying the first group of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the auditory system. "The research on long non-coding RNAs is crucial to understanding how gene expression and regulatory elements influence the auditory system," says Prof. Karen Avraham, Vice

November 11th, 2017|Categories: Disease Specific, Hearing|Tags: , |

New technique generates high volume of sensory cells needed for hearing

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 A two-step process of multiplying stem cells found in the inner ear and converting them to hair cells may restore hearing lost to age, noise damage and other factors.Media Contact: Suzanne Day Media Relations Manager, Mass. Eye and Ear 617-573-3897 Boston, Mass. — The loss of tiny, sound-sensing cells in the inner ear, known as “hair

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Hearing|Tags: , , , |

Is Boston Children’s Hospital on its way to curing genetic deafness?

Jul 8, 2015, 1:08pm EDT Jessica Bartlett Boston Business Journal COURTESY/ POCKAFWYE VIA CREATIVE COMMONS ​Researchers used gene therapy to restore hearing in mice with a genetic form of… more Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have used gene therapy to restore hearing in mice with a genetic form of deafness. The