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

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

    1. pen

      pen Member

      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.

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

      joejunior Member

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

      mock turtle Member

      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

      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012 worsened Jan 2017 & Dec 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      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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