Stanford Stem Cell Discovery Could Lead To Cure For Deafness
Posted May 18 2010 12:00am
This is an interesting story on the progress being made on stem cell research related to hearing loss.
A new discovery from Stanford researchers may pave the way for treatment -- and even a possible cure -- for deafness. Stem cell scientists reported Thursday that they have for the first time created in the laboratory the inner-ear cells responsible for hearing and balance....Professor Heller and his colleagues said the huge step is that they've created the first functional cochlear sensory cells from stem cells.