Genetics

Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf mice... down to a whisper

In the summer of 2015, a team at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported restoring rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf mice using gene therapy. Now the Boston Children's research team reports restoring ...

Medical research

Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf mice

Using gene therapy, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have restored hearing in mice with a genetic form of deafness. Their work, published online July 8 by the journal Science Translational ...

Medical research

Hair regeneration method is first to induce new human hair growth

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part of the scalp to another. The approach ...

Medical research

The bald truth—altered cell divisions cause hair thinning

Hair grows from stem cells residing in hair follicles. During aging, the capability of hair follicles to grow hair is successively lost, leading to hair thinning and ultimately hair loss. In a new study, researchers from ...

Biomedical technology

'Smart' cartilage cells programmed to release drugs when stressed

Working to develop new treatments for osteoarthritis, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cartilage to deliver an anti-inflammatory drug in response to activity ...

Medical research

Molecular switch controls ability to repair hearing loss in mice

In a study in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found a molecular switch that turns off the animal's ability to repair damaged cells in the inner ear. The findings shed light on regenerative abilities that are ...

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