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2009-05-13 15:12:36

Finding may lead to better understanding of how body responds to mechanical stimuli Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have elucidated the action of a protein, harmonin, which is involved in the mechanics of hearing. This finding sheds new light on the workings of mechanotransduction, the process by which cells convert mechanical stimuli into electrical activity. Defects in mechanotransduction genes can cause devastating diseases, such as Usher's syndrome, which is characterized...

2009-03-05 08:03:02

Researchers at the University of Leeds have made a significant step forward in understanding the causes of some forms of deafness.The Leeds team has discovered that the myosin 7 motor protein - found in the tiny hairs of the inner ear that pick up sound - moves and works in a different way from many other myosins.Dr Michelle Peckham from the University of Leeds' Faculty of Biological Sciences says: "We're really excited by this discovery as it could lead to new insights into certain forms of...

2008-06-19 18:00:36

Strategic Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: SDIX) - a leading provider of biotechnology-based detection solutions for a broad range of life science, food, water, agricultural and environmental applications - announced that it will be expanding its relationship with the University of Oregon, Eugene and the Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans (LSUHSC) by beginning to supply antibodies for the study of Usher Syndrome. The antibodies will be used in the researchers' unique...

2007-06-04 12:00:42

Copernicus Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that a research team at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, led by Dr. Muna Naash, Professor of Cell Biology, demonstrated that Copernicus' DNA nanoparticles corrected vision defects in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). These findings were presented at the American Society of Gene Therapy meeting in Seattle, WA. Mutations in genes important in the biology of vision cause RP, a common genetic form of visual impairment...


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