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Researchers discover gene that causes deafness
Researchers at the University of Cincinnatiand Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have found a new genetic mutation responsible for deafness and hearing loss associated with Usher syndrome type 1. (2012-09-30)
Grant for brain tumor and deafness research
Researchers at the Peninsula Medical School have received a grant of over £39,000 from the charity Deafness Research UK, to investigate the role of brain tumors causing deafness in children and adults and the development of therapies using in vitro models. (2009-07-27)
University Of Washington Scientists Discover A Gene That Causes Deafness And Dizziness In Mice
Culminating several years of work, scientists at the University of Washington have identified a gene that, when mutant, causes mice to be deaf and to suffer from motor imbalance. (1998-08-12)
Inherited deafness studies may affect genetic counseling
Researchers have confirmed that one type of genetic mutation causes inherited profound deafness, while another mutation thought to cause deafness does not. (1999-06-16)
Genetic hearing loss may be reversible without gene therapy
A large proportion of genetically caused deafness in humans may be reversible by compensating for a missing protein. (2007-02-22)
Mutation in deafness gene can help heal wounds and prevent infection
A mutation in a gene commonly associated with deafness can play an important part in improving wound healing, a scientist told the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, today (Monday 8 May 2006). (2006-05-08)
Calling for research into deafness
Research funding into deafness in the UK is around only one thousandth of the estimated lost productivity from hearing impairment. (2007-11-22)
UI researcher studies deafness in fruit flies, humans
University of Iowa Biological Sciences Professor Daniel F. Eberl and his colleagues at Duke University have uncovered genetic defects leading to deafness in fruit flies that may shed light on deafness in humans. (2005-05-09)
This year's Wakley Prize essays
For the first time in its eight-year history there are two winners in The Lancet's Wakley Prize essay Competition. (2003-12-18)
Gene therapy holds promise for reversing congenital hearing loss
A new gene therapy approach can reverse hearing loss caused by a genetic defect in a mouse model of congenital deafness, according to a preclinical study published by Cell Press in the July 26 issue of the journal Neuron. (2012-07-25)
Newborn hearing screening programs may benefit from the standardization of testing protocols
Researchers have identified several changes that could be made to existing newborn screening tests for hearing defects that could advance the standard of care in detecting deaf infants, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2006-05-17)
Falling on deaf ears
How can someone with perfectly normal hearing become deaf to the world around them when their mind is on something else? (2011-05-27)
Some children are born with 'temporary deafness' and do not require cochlear implant
Clinical research conducted in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Haifa revealed that some children who are born deaf (2007-05-16)
Researchers regenerate sound-sensing cells in the ears of mice with hearing damage
For years, scientists have thought that sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear are not replaced once they're lost, but new research reveals that supporting cells in the ear can turn into hair cells in newborn mice. (2014-02-20)
Scientists identify molecular cause for one form of deafness
Scientists exploring the physics of hearing have found an underlying molecular cause for one form of deafness, and a conceptual connection between deafness and the organization of liquid crystals, which are used in flat-panel displays. (2007-02-05)
Regeneration of sound sensing cells recovers hearing in mice with noise-induced deafness
Extremely loud noise can cause irreversible hearing loss by damaging sound sensing cells in the inner ear that are not replaced. (2013-01-09)
Bone-anchored hearing aids help youth with single-sided deafness
Surgically implanted hearing aids anchored to the skull bone appear to be a durable treatment option that noticeably improves hearing among children with deafness in one ear, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-02-15)
Hearing loss associated with a lack of cell-cell junctions
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Saima Riazuddin and colleagues at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, identify a role for the tricellular tight junction protein, TRIC, in cochlear hair cell preservation. (2013-08-27)
Scaling the wall of deafness
Despite modern medicine, one in 1,000 American babies are born deaf. (2009-04-14)
Study offers clues to beating hearing loss
Researchers at the University of Leeds have made a significant step forward in understanding the causes of some forms of deafness. (2009-03-03)
Mice shed new light on causes of childhood deafness
Mice with a genetic change that causes progressive hearing loss in children, also have hearing loss because sound waves are not processed properly. (2010-02-08)
Neural pathway missing in tone-deaf people
Nerve fibers that link perception and motor regions of the brain are disconnected in tone-deaf people, according to new research in the Aug. (2009-08-18)
How mitochondrial DNA defects cause inherited deafness
Yale scientists have discovered the molecular pathway by which maternally inherited deafness appears to occur: Mitochondrial DNA mutations trigger a signaling cascade, resulting in programmed cell death. (2012-02-17)
Can nutritional supplements impact genetic hearing loss in children?
An enhanced diet helped reduce hearing loss in mice with the genetic mutation most commonly responsible for childhood deafness. (2016-03-11)
Scientists Use Gene Therapy To Correct Deafness In Mice
Scientists describe how they used transgenic technology to find the mutated gene responsible for deafness in shaker-2 mice. (1998-05-29)
U Iowa researchers prevent hereditary deafness in mice
Working with mice, University of Iowa scientists and colleagues from Okayama University, Japan, have shown that it is possible to cure a certain type of hereditary deafness by silencing a gene that causes hearing loss. (2005-07-27)
Knockout Mice Show Link Between Thyroid Hormone Disorder And Hearing Loss
A team of biologists has produced a special strain of knockout mice which demonstrates that the loss of a receptor for thyroid hormone causes severe deafness. (1996-07-08)
Mouse Gene Reveals Clues To Human Deafness
A team led by geneticist Dr. Karen Avraham of Tel Aviv University in collaboration with Dr. (1998-03-19)
Scientists prevent development of deafness in animals engineered to have Usher syndrome
Most cases of congenital deafness are due to a mutation in a gene that is required for normal development of the sensory hair cells in the inner ear that are responsible for detecting sound. (2013-02-04)
Gene discovery reveals a critical protein's function in hearing
Discovery of a deafness-causing gene defect in mice has helped identify a new protein that protects sensory cells in the ear, according to a study led by University of Iowa researchers. (2009-08-21)
Why focusing on a visual task will make us deaf to our surroundings
Concentrating attention on a visual task can render you momentarily 'deaf' to sounds at normal levels, reports a new UCL study funded by the Wellcome Trust. (2015-12-08)
University Of Washington Geneticist Clones Gene For An Inherited Form Of Deafness
A postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of University of Washington geneticist Dr. (1997-11-13)
Indiana U researchers closer to finding a genetic cause of hearing loss in aging
In a study of 50 pairs of fraternal twins with hearing loss, Indiana University School of Medicine scientists uncovered evidence linking the hearing loss to a particular region of DNA that previously was tied to a hereditary form of progressive deafness that begins much earlier in life. (2006-05-16)
Exome sequencing: Defining hereditary deafness
New research published in Genome Biology regarding hereditary deafness has identified six critical genetic mutations in Israeli Jewish and Palestinian Arab families. (2011-09-14)
The Chemical Leupeptin Protects Against Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Animal Model, UB Hearing Researchers Show
Researchers in the University at Buffalo Center for Hearing and Deafness have shown for the first time that a compound called leupeptin may help protect against the noise-induced hearing loss caused by living in noisy industrialized societies. (1999-04-09)
New research identifies key mechanism behind some deafness
Although the basic outlines of human hearing have been known for years -- sensory cells in the inner ear turn sound waves into the electrical signals that the brain understands as sound -- the molecular details have remained elusive. (2017-06-29)
Antioxidant-Enhancing Drug Partly Rescues Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Noise-induced hearing loss may be caused partly by free- radical oxidative damage to sensory cells in the inner ear, and a drug called R-PIA can lessen the extent of damage by enhancing antioxidant activity, researchers in the University at Buffalo1s Center for Hearing and Deafness have found. (1997-09-12)
Researchers reveal function of novel molecule that underlies human deafness
New research from the University of Sheffield has revealed that the molecular mechanism underlying deafness is caused by a mutation of a specific microRNA called miR-96. (2011-01-21)
Research leads to successful restoration of hearing and balance
A research project at Kansas State University has the potential to treat human deafness and loss of balance. (2013-07-18)
New test can screen all deafness genes simultaneously
University of Iowa researchers working with colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a test that can screen all of the genes known to cause deafness in a single run. (2010-11-15)
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