Deafness: Lack of regulation encourages hair cell growth

  title={Deafness: Lack of regulation encourages hair cell growth},
  author={Y. Raphael and D. M. Martin},
  journal={Gene Therapy},
  • Y. Raphael, D. M. Martin
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Gene Therapy
  • Hearing loss and balance disorders affect millions of people worldwide. In most cases, degeneration of hair cells (HCs), the sensory cells of the cochlea and the vestibular end organs is the cause of these disorders. New auditory HCs do not develop after embryonic development, and once lost, these cells are not replaced. So it is truly exciting when experimental attempts to generate new HCs succeed. In a paper published in Science Express on January 13, Sage et al show that conditional deletion… CONTINUE READING
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