Neuroscience

Not senseless -- watching the brain relearning the sense of smell

Neural and biochemical processes that are affected by the loss of olfactory sensory perception are now being explored. These studies provide insight into the effects of the loss of smell on corresponding relevant brain areas. ...

Medical research

Gene plays critical role in noise-induced deafness

In experiments using mice, a team of UC San Francisco researchers has discovered a gene that plays an essential role in noise-induced deafness. Remarkably, by administering an experimental chemical—identified in a separate ...

Medical research

US begins stem cell trial for hearing loss

US researchers have begun a groundbreaking trial to test the potential of umbilical cord blood transplants, a kind of stem cell therapy, to treat and possibly reverse hearing loss in infants.

Medical research

Novel drug therapy partially restores hearing in mice

A small-molecule drug is the first to preserve hearing in a mouse model of an inherited form of progressive human deafness, report investigators at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and the National Institutes of Health's ...

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