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Stem cells could restore hearing

2nd April 2009

Researchers from Sheffield University have made stem cells from foetuses which could act to reverse ear hair cell damage.

Lead researcher Dr Marcelo Rivolta, said: "The potential of stem cells is very exciting. We have now an experimental system to study genes and drugs in a human context. Moreover, these cells would help us to develop the technologies needed to deliver them into damaged tissues, such as the cochlea, in order to restore the different cell types."

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Article Information

Title: Stem cells could restore hearing
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10850
Date Added: 2nd Apr 2009


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