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(Medical Xpress)—Functionally deaf patients can gain normal hearing with a new implant that replaces the middle ear. The unique invention from the Chalmers University of Technology has been approved for ...
Medical research Jan 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
One in 25,000 people worldwide is affected by neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a condition where the loss of a tumour suppressor called Merlin results in multiple tumours in the brain and nervous system.
Cancer Jan 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Hearing loss is a significant public health problem affecting close to 50 million people in the United States alone. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common form and is caused by the loss of sensory ...
Neuroscience Jan 09, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (39) | 16 |
By the time they reached toddlerhood, very preterm infants originally treated with higher oxygen levels continued to show benefits when compared to a group treated with lower oxygen levels, according to a follow-up study ...
Health Dec 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Current special education laws are geared towards integrating special-needs children into the general classroom environment from a young age, starting as early as preschool. Prof. Tova Most of Tel Aviv University's ...
Health Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers in Belgium also show how dogs can help patients with severe sleep problems.
Health Dec 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Just yelling "turn it down" isn't enough when young people are blasting music directly into their ears via earbuds and headphones, parents say. A new poll from the University of Michigan shows parents are strongly in favor ...
Health Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
For scientists who study the genetics of hearing and deafness, finding the exact genetic machinery in the inner ear that responds to sound waves and converts them into electrical impulses, the language of ...
Medical research Dec 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 5 |
After years of basic research, scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) are increasingly able to understand the mechanisms underlying the human Usher syndrome and are coming ever closer to ...
Genetics Dec 04, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
It's a popularly held belief that individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gravitate toward STEM majors in college (science, technology, engineering mathematics).
Autism spectrum disorders Nov 15, 2012 | 2 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Naturally, our brain activity waxes and wanes. When listening, this "oscillation" synchronizes to the sounds we are hearing. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute have found that this ...
Neuroscience Nov 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 7 |
Patients with diabetes have a significantly higher prevalence of hearing impairment than patients without diabetes, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & ...
Diabetes Nov 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new software product developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could greatly improve sound perception for users of hearing aids.
Other Nov 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Structure of a bond formed by two proteins critical for hearing and balance described for the first time
Researchers have mapped the precise 3-D atomic structure of a thin protein filament critical for cells in the inner ear and calculated the force necessary to pull it apart.
Medical research Nov 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Genetic testing for a certain mutation in pediatric patients is valuable in determining a cause for unexplained hearing loss, according to a study in the November 2012 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.
Surgery Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0