Latest Mir-96 microRNA Stories
New research from the University of Sheffield has revealed that the molecular mechanism underlying deafness is caused by a mutation of a specific microRNA called miR-96.
The genes in humans and many other species have been surveyed but their operating principles remain rather unknown.
Mimicking hereditary deafness in a mouse brings doctors closer to a cure.
Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum MÃ¼nchen have developed a new mouse model that can be associated with deafness.
Despite modern medicine, one in 1,000 American babies are born deaf. The numbers increase markedly with age, with more than 50% of seniors in the United States experiencing some form of hearing loss.
Parallel studies in mice and humans by Spanish and British scientists have found a new kind of genes -- micro RNAs -- are linked to progressive hearing loss. The researchers said their findings provide important new genetic understanding of a condition that's common in humans yet remains poorly understood. The Spanish scientists from the Hospital Ramon Cajal in Madrid followed families who showed hearing loss.
Human and mouse share hearing deficit caused by mutation in microRNA.
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