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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

Scientists identify clue to regrowing nerve cells

November 7, 2013 By Michael C. Purdy YONGCHEOL CHO, PHD To study how nerve cells respond to injuries in their branches, Washington University researcher Valeria Cavalli grows them in “spots” like the one shown above. Cavalli recently identified a chain reaction that enables repair of these branches when they are cut. Researchers at Washington University School of