The challenge of hair cell regeneration.

@article{Groves2010TheCO,
  title={The challenge of hair cell regeneration.},
  author={Andrew K Groves},
  journal={Experimental biology and medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={235 4},
  pages={434-46}
}
Sensory hair cells of the inner ear are responsible for translating auditory or vestibular stimuli into electrical energy that can be perceived by the nervous system. Although hair cells are exquisitely mechanically sensitive, they can be easily damaged by excessive stimulation by ototoxic drugs and by the effects of aging. In mammals, auditory hair cells are never replaced, such that cumulative damage to the ear causes progressive and permanent deafness. In contrast, non-mammalian vertebrates… CONTINUE READING
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