Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 16 February 2005
Now Hear This
Gene therapy alleviates deafness in rodents
Abstract: Like the understudy who backs up the veteran star of a Broadway musical, some ear cells are ready to replace the sound-sensing cells that falter with age. All they need is the right stimulation, a new study suggests. The work shows that gene therapy induces deaf animals to spawn new sound-sensitive cells. The technique could eventually lead to remedies for age-related hearing loss.
Citation: M. Leslie, Now Hear This. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (7), nf13 (2005).
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