Thursday, May 20, 2010

Aiming to Cure Deafness, Scientists First to Create Functional Inner-Ear Cells

ScienceDaily (May 14, 2010) — "Deep inside the ear, specialized cells called hair cells detect vibrations in the air and translate them into sound. Ten years ago, Stefan Heller, PhD, professor of otolaryngology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, came up with the idea that if you could create these cells in the laboratory from stem cells, it would go a long way toward helping scientists understand the molecular basis of hearing in order to develop better treatments for deafness."

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