Is science getting closer to identifying ways to reverse hearing loss from damaged hair cells?
This article discusses recent findings from the research team at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, who investigated cochlear hair cell differentiation in mice during development.
The identification of two proteins, Activin A and follistatin, in this study may lead to innovative treatment options for hearing loss in the future. This article provides an overview of how these proteins contribute to cochlear hair cell development, and the implications this may have for future treatments of sensorineural hearing loss.
Paddock C. (2019) Protein discovery could lead to new hearing loss treatments. Medical News Today. August 7.
“Huh?” is used in at least 31 languages around the world! A version of the word can be found in nearly every language on Earth (Dingemanse et al, 2013). This research concluded that all languages studied included a word similar, in both sound and function, to the English “huh?” Regardless of language, the word is…
If you have a dog or cat, you’ve probably seen their ears moving toward an interesting or startling sound. For professional equestrians, watching the ears of their horse allows them to gauge their shifting attention. Humans still have these same muscles, and even more interesting is their relationship to our brain and how we pay attention. …
Tai Chi is not just for increasing balance; it may also help improve cognitive performance. In a recent randomized controlled trial, study participants who practiced a form of Tai Chi twice a week for six months improved their scores on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) when compared to a control group (Fuzhong et al, 2023)….