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1 January 1970

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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.
Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice. The trial uses a virus to insert… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/first-gene-therapy-trial-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).
UAR has produced a new briefing sheet on deafness and hearing loss as a contribution to Deaf Awareness Week (6th May - 12th May 2013). During Deaf Awareness Week organisations… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/new-animal-research-briefing-for-deaf-awareness-week/

Gene could hold key to treating deafness

Scientists have identified a gene that, when deleted, causes deafness in mice.
Scientists have identified a gene that, when deleted, causes deafness in mice. The findings explain why mutations in the gene are associated with inherited deafness in people and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-could-hold-key-to-treating-deafness/

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

Stem cell hope for deafness

Growing hair cells from stem cells could offer personalised treatments for deafness in the future, scientists studying mice suggest.
Growing hair cells from stem cells could offer personalised treatments for deafness in the future, scientists studying mice suggest. Humans have approximately 15,000 hair cells… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-hope-for-deafness/

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