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Gerbils Regain Hearing through Stem Cell Treatment Options
Daemon
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Gerbils Regain Hearing through Stem Cell Treatment

UK researchers have restored hearing in animals with the use of stem cells for the first time. About 10 percent of people with profound hearing loss have damaged nerve cells, called spiral ganglion neurons, that fail to detect signals created by sound vibrations. Using stem cells from a human embryo—which can become any other type of cell—the scientists created cells similar to the spiral ganglion neurons. They then injected them into the ears of deaf gerbils. By the end of the study, an average of 45 percent of the animals' hearing range had been restored. However, scientists said the possibility of treating humans in this way is still distant. More...
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2012 12:20:57 PM

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this is why creating legislature based on the teachings of cults such as christianity needs to be prohibited (as already stated in our constitution). if the ignorance of christians continue to be made into laws, then you can say goodbye to amazing, wonderful, and much-needed technology such as stated in this article. sorry if my opinion makes you uncomfortable. actually, i take that back, im not sorry if it makes you uncomfortable. read our constitution and stfu.

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