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Molecule That Converts Sound Into Brain Signals Found
2012-12-07 12:39:03

An important new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has has identified a molecule that plays a critical role in the conversion of sound waves to brain signals.

Hearing Loss Gene Discovered
2012-10-26 08:50:04

Researchers recently identified a gene related to hearing loss in older Americans. 30 million individuals in the U.S. suffer from hearing loss and the new findings will assist in the development of preventive efforts for this particular population.

Popping Pills For Pain May Harm Your Hearing
2012-09-13 14:00:02

Many Americans take pain pills on a regular basis. The problem is, you may be increasing your risk of hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Treated In Gerbils With Human Stem Cells
2012-09-13 05:04:54

A group of researchers from the United Kingdom who worked with deaf gerbils were recently able to give the animals the ability to hear again. The study is the first of its kind to replace damaged nerve cells with stem cells.


Word of the Day
coronach
  • A dirge; a lamentation for the dead. The custom of singing dirges at funerals was formerly prevalent in Scotland and Ireland, especially in the Highlands of Scotland.
The word 'coranach' comes from the Scottish Gaelic corranach and Irish corānach.
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