Friday, April 03, 2009

Stem cells may help hearing loss

Stem cells may help deaf people hear again, according to early stage research by British scientists reported in the journal Stem Cell. A team at the University of Sheffield has discovered how to turn stem cells into ones that behave like sensory hair cells or auditory neurons. It may be possible to surgically insert these into the ear to restore lost hearing.

1 comment:

bird5 said...

There is a group of physicians, patients and other interested people working together to get treatment with adult stem cells legalized in the U.S. as it should be. Please ask your family and friends to sign up ("JOIN"), and get as many doctors to sign up as well. Please see The American Stem Cell Therapy Association site