Photo credit: Sepehr Ehsani licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This press release from Boston’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary reports on the award of a large NIH grant to Sharon Kujawa, PhD, Charles Liberman, PhD, and others there. Why is this important? Because in 2009, Kujawa and Liberman
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