Joris Kil

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Hearing loss is most often the result of hair-cell degeneration due to genetic abnormalities or ototoxic and traumatic insults. In the postembryonic and adult mammalian auditory sensory epithelium, the organ of Corti, no hair-cell regeneration has ever been observed. However, nonmammalian hair-cell epithelia are capable of regenerating sensory hair cells as(More)
We have examined the level of on-going cell death in the chick vestibular epithelia using the TUNEL method and compared this to the rate of on-going cell proliferation. Utricles contained 22.6 +/- 6.8 TUNEL-labeled cells (mean +/- s.e.m.) while saccules contained 15.1 +/- 4.0, with approximately 90% being labeled hair cells. In separate experiments, chicks(More)
The spatial-temporal course of hair cell degeneration and hair cell death was examined in the mammalian cochlea following aminoglycoside treatment. Organotypic cultures were established from postnatal rats (P3) and treated with 1 mM neomycin sulfate for 12-48 h and analyzed using a live/dead assay under epifluorescence microscopy. Live hair cells were(More)
This paper considers premiums paid for initial intra-industry acquisitions part of a " buy-and-build " acquisition strategy for industry consolidation. We find that buy-and-build acquirers on average pay between 8 and 20% higher premiums for their first acquisition compared to acquirers that don't follow such a strategy. The higher premium can be explained(More)
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