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Latest Usher syndrome Stories

2012-05-02 11:39:49

People with good hearing also have a keen sense of touch; people with impaired hearing generally have an impaired sense of touch.

2011-11-21 23:12:05

Researchers have found long-sought genes in the sensory hair cells of the inner ear that, when mutated, prevent sound waves from being converted to electric signals – a fundamental first step in hearing.

2011-07-01 13:32:52

Usher syndrome is the most common form of combined congenital deaf-blindness in humans and affects 1 in 6,000 of the population.

2011-06-16 00:00:30

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit that drives eyesight-saving research, will honor Ophthalmologist and Virginia Eye Institute Founder Anthony D. Sakowski, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., at the Richmond Dining in the Dark event.

2011-03-11 08:44:19

Ten years ago, research scientist began trying to understand how a specific feature of a cell called an L-type calcium channel might be related to genetic deafness syndrome.

2010-11-17 13:16:45

Using a combination of special techniques to capture specific DNA sequences and high-throughput technology to sequence them, scientists from the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center and the University of Iowa developed a test to simultaneously screen more than 50 genes known to cause hearing loss and deafness – a time- and cost-saving analysis that will provide important answers to parents and deaf children in the future.


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dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.