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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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First gene therapy trial for deafness

Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/first-gene-therapy-trial-for-deafness/

Stem cell hope for deafness

Growing hair cells from stem cells could offer personalised treatments for deafness in the future, scientists studying mice suggest.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-hope-for-deafness/

New animal research briefing for Deaf Awareness Week

UAR has produced a new briefing sheet on deafness and hearing loss as a contribution to Deaf Awareness Week (6th May - 12th May 2013).
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/new-animal-research-briefing-for-deaf-awareness-week/

Congenitally deaf cats have better peripheral vision

When the brain is deprived of input from one sense it often compensates with above normal performance in another sense.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/congenitally-deaf-cats-have-better-peripheral-vision/

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