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Restoration of auditory evoked responses by human ES-cell-derived otic progenitors

Posted by 4starshost.com on September 13, 2012

Deafness is a condition with a high prevalence worldwide, produced primarily by the loss of the sensory hair cells and their associated spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs). Of all the forms of deafness, auditory neuropathy is of particular concern. This condition, defined primarily by damage to the SGNs with relative preservation of the hair cells, is responsible for a substantial proportion of patients with hearing impairment.

 

Read more: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11415.html

 

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