New Genetic Study May Be the Key to Alternative Treatment to Hearing Loss
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.