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Can a single protein slow down age-related hearing loss?

Photo credit: Ksenia Chernaya by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report from the University of Michigan’s Kresge Hearing Research Institute discusses genetic engineering to overexpress a protein in the cochlea of specially bred mice. The actual scientific article can be accessed here. Increasing the level of the protein, which promotes synapse development

Turtles can suffer hearing loss, too

Photo credit: Jolo Diaz by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report in Science Daily discussing research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution states that marine noise pollution can cause temporary hearing loss in turtles. This phenomenon was known for fish and marine mammals, but had not previously been reported in reptiles. Like

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