Can a Chicken Cure Hearing Loss and Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Research News' started by NikoD, Apr 25, 2014.

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    1. NikoD
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      How Can a Chicken Cure Hearing Loss and...


      Two members of HHF's Hearing Restoration Project (HRP) discuss how a chicken can help us understand how to a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus in people.
       
    2. NikoD
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      NikoD Member

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    3. Erlend
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    4. nills
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      nills Member Benefactor

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      my god, they found this Atoh1 thing in 2003!! ...
       
    5. Philip83
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      This looks really interesting. Why would they suspect only a 1-2% success rate though? :whistle:
       
    6. dan
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      dan Member

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      Can a chicken cure hearing loss and tinnitus? - not unless it went to college.
       
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    7. t-man
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      This study comes off sounding like they're twenty years into the past with their research. We already know that all other classes of vertebrates other than mammals can regenerate hair cells. We already identified the gene that has turned this ability off. We already have different therapies in the pipeline to try and regenerate these sells currently going by other companies.

      Why are these guys special?
       
    8. Champ
      Woot

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      Acoustic trauma from headphones
      There's a LOT of duplicate science done, even for something like this. Scientists will sometimes "verify" each other's work, change a couple things, pump out a new paper, submit it to a journal, and use it to get more funding. It's the way of the road. It's a 'safe' move to research things that are already well known. Harder to fail that way :p

      Don't worry, there are other researchers who are taking risks and actually trying to fix the problem.
       
    9. raymundo2245

      raymundo2245 Member

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      noise induced
      Sounds very promesing, hopefully they can come up witb a solution to this phantom noise!
       
    10. Snake Plissken
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      Yeah, can anyone provide an answer to this? The article explains why those with genetic deafness/deafness from birth would not benefit, but not why only 1-2% of all people with hearing loss would benefit. That number seems... Disappointingly low.
       
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    11. tomytl
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      tomytl Member Benefactor

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      This is all speculative... Mostly media call everything a "cure" in the headlines and at the end of the article "this could lead to a cure one day, researchers hope"

      No human received one of this treatment until today. The first human trial is right now recruiting people.
      But this trial led by Novartis will more be a proof of concept. Among researchers it's very uncertain if this trial will work at all...

      So most of research is in preclinical stage, but a lot pieces of the puzzle have been found in the past 10 years.

      All this articles are about discoveries but good for the field, but they aren't cures, they are more likely findings to develop a cure.
       
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