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Molecule mixture triggers hair growth and cures hearing loss

by | 1st, March 2017

cochlear hair cells

 

Good news its that technology is on course to cure hearing loss caused by the dying off of cochlear hair cells.  C&EN tells us that a healthy ear contains about 15,000 hair cells in the cochlea. As you age, they die:

Scientists from Harvard, MIT, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary have discovered a mixture of molecules that can dramatically reverse hair cell loss in the cochleas of mice.

Why is it those elitist mice

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