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Drug Allows Deafened Mice to Regrow Inner Ear Hair 80

sciencehabit writes "All you graying, half-deaf Def Leppard fans, listen up. A drug applied to the ears of mice deafened by noise can restore some hearing in the animals. By blocking a key protein, the drug allows sound-sensing cells that are damaged by noise to regrow. The treatment isn't anywhere near ready for use in humans, but the advance at least raises the prospect of restoring hearing to some deafened people."
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Drug Allows Deafened Mice to Regrow Inner Ear Hair

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  • Re:Sweet. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 10, 2013 @02:55PM (#42549027)


    Advice to those younger than me: WEAR FRIGGEN EAR PLUGS. It doesn't matter how dorky you think it looks. You WILL regret it if you don't.

    A few years in college of night clubs, concerts, and parties was enough to set off a lifetime of tinnitus.

    My ears ring constantly and it will never, ever stop.

A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two. -- Seneca