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Grant for brain tumor and deafness research

Researchers at the Peninsula Medical School have received a grant of over 39,000 from the charity Deafness Research UK, to investigate the role of brain tumours causing deafness in children and adults and the development of therapies using in vitro models. These tumours and a variety of other ...

New stem cell therapy may lead to treatment for deafness

Sheffield, England March 23, 2009 - Deafness affects more than 250 million people worldwide. It typically involves the loss of sensory receptors, called hair cells, for their "tufts" of hair-like protrusions, and their associated neurons. The transplantation of stem cells that are capable of prod...

Wound Healing Accelerated By Mutation In Deafness Gene

Dr. Stella Man, from the Institute of Cell and Molecular Sciences, Queen Mary's University, London, UK, says that a mutation in a gene that is linked to deafness// could have a major part to play in wound healing. Dr Man is to present these findings at the annual conference of the European Society ...

Aspirin to Prevent Deafness caused by Antibiotics

A recent study has shown that aspirin when taken along with gentamycin can prevent the latter’s side effect- permanent hearing loss//. The results of the study are especially important in the developing countries where the amino glycosides family of antibiotics, which includes gentamycin, is co...

Calls to combat deafness after chemotherapy

The Royal National Institute for Deaf people (RNID) has asked drug companies to find ways of reducing the occurrence of deafness among cancer patients who survive chemotherapy. // The Institute is looking mainly at the effects of the anti-tumor agent cisplatin, which has been successfully used...

New Study May Help Prevent Hereditary Deafness

A new study by scientists in Japan may help to prevent a certain type of hereditary// deafness, reports UPI. Richard Smith, a research professor in otolaryngology at the University of Iowa, and scientists from Okayama University gave a genetically deafened mouse interfering RNA (Ribonucleic Ac...

Cure For Deafness Leads Scientist To Find How Fishes Can Hear And Hum Sounds At Same Time

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered how a fish found along the West Coast can hum and hear outside // sounds at the same time!!. In an endeavor to find difficult cures for diseases can sometimes lead scientist to look the way animals of different kingdom function and in this c...

Gene Therapy To Treat Deafness

Replacing lost sensory hair cells in the inner ear may restore partial hearing ability of the deaf mammals, say a recent study// published in Nature Medicine. Scientists are of the opinion that viral vector found in a developmental regulatory gene called Atoh1 can be used to encourage new ...

Understanding Reasons for Tone deafness

Montreal: A new study has found that brains of people who are victims of tone-deafness do not have enough of white matter. // The study, available in the current issue of Brain, was conducted by a team of researchers from the Université de Montréal, the Montreal Neurological Institute and the New...

Red Wine May Reduce The Risk Of Age Related Deafness

Researchers had claimed yesterday that age related deafness, and hearing loss caused by loud noise, may be reduced by the antioxidants in red wine, green tea and aspirin. // Explaining that moderate amounts of red wine or aspirin could help slow the development of age-related deafness, the re...

Exposure to Grating, Noise, Music Can Cause Tumors Leading To Deafness

A study by researchers at the Ohio State University says that regular exposure to a cacophony of sound makes a person one-and-a-half times more vulnerable to develop a tumor called as acoustic neuroma. //Eventually, people with this tumor develop deafness or hearing loss due to the impingement of t...

Stem cell therapy for curing deafness

Researchers from Sheffield University are in the hope of using stem cell therapy for restoring hearing loss in deaf people by creating embryonic stem cells // from the inner ear and regenerating the cells for treatment. The researchers have tried to regenerate the damaged cell by using sensory ...

Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Clearance of the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the Industry's First Programmable Bone Conduction Hearing Solution

...hearing solutions are a proven medical option for adults and children with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and single-sided sensorineural deafness meeting the candidacy criteria. The Baha(R) system sends external sounds to the inner ear through the bone by passing the outer and middle ear. Bone-a...

Vaccine May Someday Thwart Ear Infections

... release. More than 80 percent of children experience at least one ear infection before age 3. More information The U.S. National Institute on deafness and Other Communication Disorders has more about ear infection . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: ...

SoundBite(TM) Hearing System by Sonitus Medical Receives First Acceptance for Publication in Otology & Neurotology Journal

...hed in an upcoming issue of the esteemed Otology & Neurotology professional journal. The new bone conduction device is intended for single sided deafness (SSD), an acquired and usually permanent condition. Lead author of the article encompassing a preliminary evaluation of this novel device was Ge...

Breakthrough in combating the side effects of quinine

...gainst this devastating disease. But the drug is associated with a long list of side effects which can range from sickness and headaches to blindness, deafness and in rare cases death and until now no one knew why. Scientists at The University of Nottingham have made a discovery that may explain many of t...

Video: New Biological Therapy Ilaris(R) Approved in US to Treat Children and Adults with CAPS, a Serious Life-Long Auto-Inflammatory Disease

...be present from birth or infancy, and occur daily throughout patients' lives. Long-term consequences may be serious and potentially fatal, and include deafness and amyloidosis resulting in renal failure and early death. Ilaris, previously known as ACZ885, is a fully human monoclonal antibody that rapidl...

Parents key in new measure to evaluate language in children with autism

...rs, appears in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research . The report was commissioned by the National Institute of deafness and Other Communication Disorders. "This is very exciting news," said UW professor Daniela O'Neill, a developmental psychologist who created the LU...

TV Interferes With Infants' Language Development

...The study appears in the June issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine . More information The U.S. National Institute on deafness and Other Communication Disorders outlines speech and language milestones . -- Robert Preidt ...

It's How You Listen That Counts

...ng number of people affected by Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)," Currently NIHL affects over 26 million Americans (National Institute on deafness and Other Communication Disorders). Damage is caused by an overexposure to sounds in a sudden spurt or through long and/or repeated exposure to sounds...

Sonitus Medical Secures Strategic Investment and Technology Advancement Agreement From In-Q-Tel

...uth (ITM) hearing & communication platform is initially intended as a simple and non-invasive treatment for hearing disorders such as single sided deafness and tinnitus. Potential future applications include consumer and covert communications. Founded in June 2006, Sonitus Medical is headquartered in San ...

Pediatric Ear Infection Vaccine Shows Promise

...tes will have at least one ear infection by the time they're 3, according to the news release. More information The U.S. National Institute on deafness and Other Communication Disorders has more about ear infections . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: A...

BTIG To Hold 7th Commissions for Charity Day

...tism Speaks - www.autismspeaks.org Catch 25 - www.joegirardi.com Capital For Kids - www.capitalforkids.org The deafness Research Foundation - www.drf.org The Eli Manning Pediatrics Fund G.O.A.L. (Giving Open Access to Learning) - www.goal4kids.o...

Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure

... The effort to develop a CMV vaccine has concentrated on childbirth, since infection during pregnancy is the leading cause of mental retardation and deafness in children, Schleiss said. "Now there is an urgency to develop a vaccine for men as well as women," he said. More information The dangers of ...

Stanford researcher's discovery of ion channel turns ear on its head

...ssor in Otorhinolaryngology at Stanford. "Many forms of hearing loss and deafness are due to disturbances in the molecular biology of the hair cell," said Ja...o fix it." The study was funded by grants from the National Institute on deafness and Other Communicative Disorders. Other scientists have attempted similar ...

BMJ Award for NHS Choices Guide to the Medical Science in the News

...recognised by the British Medical Journal. Stories analysed on NHS Choices in the past week include claims that scientists had found a cure for deafness through stem cell research, http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/04April/Pages/Stemcellsfordeafness.aspx , to research that claimed to have found evidence tha...

Cochlear Americas Hosts Celebration 2009 for Cochlear Implant Recipients and Their Families

...unds in their environment and often to understand speech without reading lips. The cochlear implant is recognized as a standard treatment for profound deafness by the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. For more information about cochlear implants,...

NIH will use $60 million in Recovery Act funds to support strategic autism research

...effort, with participation from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute on deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the National Institute on Neurological...

A Pill to Prevent Hearing Loss?

...hor of the studies, said in a news release. About 26 million Americans have noise-induced hearing loss, according to the U.S. National Institute on deafness and Other Communication Disorders, which funded the two studies. Temporary noise-induced hearing loss typically goes away after a few hours or days as...

Vitamin supplements may protect against noise-induced hearing loss

...fessions' department of communicative disorders. About 26 million Americans have noise-induced hearing loss, according to the National Institute on deafness and Other Communication Disorders, the agency that funded the studies. In the first study, UF, University of Michigan and OtoMedicine scientists ga...

New technique enables faster genetic diagnosis for hereditary diseases

...cker diagnosis With this new technology, the molecular diagnosis of genetic diseases − such as breast cancer, cystic fibrosis, and hereditary deafness − will be carried out much faster and more cost-effectively. It takes 3 to 6 months to receive a result with the techniques that are currently i...

Mutant Mouse Gene Offers Clues to Hearing Loss

... 70. Environmental causes can contribute to this hearing loss, but genetics also play a major role. More information The National Institute on deafness and Other Communication Disorders has more about hearing loss . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: P...

Feinstein Institute: Researching a Family Tree of Autoimmune Disorders

...s. Amanda is now 62, almost two decades older than her cousin Mary. Elizabeth's grandmother was Mattie Majors. Amanda said that there is also a lot of deafness in the family, as well as asthma and thyroid disease. Her mother Elizabeth suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and had Graves' disease as a teenager. &q...

Earthjustice/EIP Report: Dangerous Mercury Pollution From Unregulated Cement Kilns in U.S. About Twice as High as Levels Previously Projected by EPA

... child's brain is still developing and rapidly absorbing nutrients. Prenatal and infant mercury exposure can cause mental retardation, cerebral palsy, deafness and blindness. Even in low doses, mercury may affect a child's development, delaying walking and talking, shortening attention span and causing learni...

Reading, math scores up for 4th and 8th graders, federal report shows

...ht infants (less than 5 pounds 8 ounces). Low birthweight infants are at increased risk for infant death and such lifelong disabilities as blindness, deafness and cerebral palsy. "This trend reflects an increase in the number of infants born prematurely, the largest category of low birthweight infants," s...

Brain's Olfactory Bulb Grows With Sense of Smell

...tory loss are limited, at present, this type of information is of high clinical significance." More information The U.S. National Institute on deafness and Other Communication Disorders has more about smell disorders . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE...

Study aims to improve sex education for deaf pupils

...'s sex education in a unique study that hopes to improve the way the subject is taught to deaf pupils. The University of Manchester's Audiology and deafness team is recruiting parents of both deaf and hearing primary school children for its research on children's sex and relationship education (SRE). Th...

AAP Encourages Parents to Immunize Their Children

...t brain damage. -- 6,100 people in the U.S. died of invasive pneumococcal disease each year. Many children developed long-term complications such as deafness or seizures. -- An estimated 20,000 infants born to infected mothers during a rubella epidemic in 1964-65 contracted congenital rubella syndrome, an...

Deafness Research Foundation 50th Anniversary Celebration

... NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The deafness Research Foundation (DRF) is hosting a special 50t...nization's commitment to future endeavors. The deafness Research Foundation is one of the largest and olde...ring: -- Collette Ramsey Baker, Founder of the deafness Research Foundation; -- Lucille B. Beck, PhD, Na...

£7.5m to transform patient care

... the Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) the BRUs will focus on 'translational' research into respiratory disease and deafness and hearing problems. They will be run by a partnership led by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham and, for hea...
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