Inner Ear Gene Discovery

Inner Ear Gene Discovery - Health Council

“Our inner ear contains hair cells that are important for hearing and balance. Unfortunately, as in all mammals, one of their features is that the final number of hair cells is reached before we are even born. From then on, loud noise, trauma, infections and aging take their toll, until loss of hair cells impairs hearing and balance. But a new mouse study from The Rockefeller University in New York, NY, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help researchers look at new ways to regrow hair cells and restore lost hearing and balance.”

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