Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sep 2012 news on human stem cells restore hearing loss in animals

Dear all

Some updates on using human stem cell for treatment of hearing loss, caused by damage to the nerve line connecting the cochlea to the brain.

"...Stem cells have been differentiated into auditory nerve cells before, but this is the first time that transplanted cells have successfully restored hearing in animals..."

Using Teeth To Help Restore Hearing Loss

I sure can use my teeth for my hearing loss.

Quote ".. Leaving the audiologist's office, she says she almost cried when she heard a sound on her right—high heels clicking on the sidewalk—for the first time in 10 years..." Un-quote.

Sure sound like me..)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gene Therapy trial for blindness now and for Hearing tomorrow ?

hi people

How are you today / tonight ?

Well I wish to share good news . Gene therapy has moved into human trials for blindness. I read at least three gene delivery vehicles are being tested.

It means somehow the scientists are able to overcome some really big obstacles, like how to prevent cancer tumours from forming & how to prevent our own immune system from attacking the invaders, both the vehicles and the healing agents they carry.

A day will come when the vehicles can carry the hair cells generating Atoh1 gene into our inner ear and filled our cochlea with functioning hair cells again !