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Found: A Likely New Contributor to Age-Related Hearing Loss

New nerve cell connections on sensory cells in mice could be at fault July 13, 2015 FAST FACTS: Hair cells in the inner ear “sense” sound waves and convert them to electrical signals sent via outgoing nerve cells to the brain. With aging, some hair cells die, contributing to hearing loss. New connections between certain

Key to longer life: Scientists discover protein that keeps heart beating

By Sean Martin June 17, 2015 19:00 BST The heart beats an average 2.5 billion times in a lifetime(Patrick J. Lynch) Scientists have identified a type of protein which keeps the heart beating into old age and could hold the key to longer life. The heart barely regenerates itself with new cells as life goes on,

Light-sensitive retina created with human stem cells

Medical News Today, by Marie Ellis ~ June 10, 2014 Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, have created a miniature human retina in a dish from human stem cells, which they say can sense light. They are hopeful their creation could eventually lead to technologies one day that restore