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

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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. The study, published recently in the journal Nature, discovered that hearing can improve when nerves were placed in the ear of the gerbils. Gerbils were the focus of the study as they have a hearing range...

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2012-09-09 08:23:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Many people consider coffee to be in their top two favorite brewed beverages, but a group of scientists has found that this popularity might be due to a bit of false advertising. Have you ever noticed that a sip of the freshly brewed beverage can never quite match the smell of roasted beans wafting around your favorite coffee house? That´s because as the coffee passes your tongue, a puff of aroma molecules stream up...

2012-09-06 23:00:16

Illusion Optical Displays announced the winner of their $10,000 Facebook contest with Barbara Wright Design. The contest allowed opticals throughout the country to submit a one to two minute video detailing why they should win a new optical with $5,000 in products from Illusion Optical Displays and $5,000 in design services from Barbara Wright Design. After open voting and judging, Blink Eyecare and Eyewear from Charlotte, North Carolina was announced as the winner. (PRWEB) September 05, 2012...

2012-07-27 10:25:24

New understanding of how the brain processes information from inner ear offers hope for sufferers of vertigo If you have ever looked over the edge of a cliff and felt dizzy, you understand the challenges faced by people who suffer from symptoms of vestibular dysfunction such as vertigo and dizziness. There are over 70 million of them in North America. For people with vestibular loss, performing basic daily living activities that we take for granted (e.g. dressing, eating, getting in and...

2012-07-16 23:00:22

"The Center for regenerative medicine introduces Genorthix system," according to Roman Garcia PT. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 "The Center for regenerative medicine introduces Genorthix system," according to Roman Garcia PT. "The Genorthix system combines the fractal geometric reconstitutive effect of ultra-sound energy with the re-hydrating and pain reliever properties contained in the Genorthix Penetrating Pain Reliever cream. Now available to the public for the first time a home...

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2012-07-12 13:28:12

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every kid knows that we taste with our tongues, however those in the know, understand that this is a very rudimentary viewpoint. When it comes to flavor, the tongue is very basic. Most of our experience of flavor comes from our olfactory system: our nose and sinuses. Professor Barry Smith, director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses at the University of London, explains, “Not only is it not just about your tongue. Very...


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Ear
2013-04-30 13:31:11

The ear is an organ from the auditory system that collects sounds, and also balances and enables body position. Formation and Orientation The ear can be broken down into the inner and outer ears. The outer part of the ear is the visible flap (auricle) and ear canal which collects sounds which create pressure that echoes through the middle ear. The inner ear, however, is embedded in the temporal bone. There are hollow areas of the inner ear that are filled with liquids and hair cells...

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