ASO-Type Drug That Can Effectively Rescue Hearing Opens the Door to Development

Discussion in 'Research News' started by pen, Feb 9, 2013.

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    1. pen

      pen Member

      Location:
      UK
      Hi all,
      this looks intresting, the article says:
      The discovery of an ASO-type drug that can effectively rescue hearing opens the door to developing similar approaches to target and cure other causes of hearing loss," says Dr. Hastings who has been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health to further develop the ASOs for the treatment of deafness with Drs. Lentz, Rigo and Duelli.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130208152806.htm

      So if you can treat hearing loss, you can treat T
       
    2. joejunior

      joejunior Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2001
      This is great - gene therapy is coming of age
       
    3. mock turtle

      mock turtle Member

      Location:
      puget sound
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/26/1992...habituated after 2 years; 11/04/11 new outbreak
      pen thanks for the article

      hmmm an ASO drug

      "RNA-like molecule, called an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO)"

      i try to learn these words, and struggle...but the idea that researchers can manipulate the g-nome to overcome hearing loss is great news...hope they hurry up ;)

      best wishes
      mock turtle
       
    4. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012
      You've just made me chuckle MT with your 'hope they hurry up' but its for quite a dark reason..... yesterday I was thinking about something that someone posted about rushing through new drugs and I thought that they might be more likely to try out new drugs on us older ones!!
       

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