Faulty Gene, Say Scientists

Discussion in 'Research News' started by chamferman, Apr 17, 2015.

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    1. chamferman
      Blah

      chamferman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/ 2013
    2. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      i always say around me that we're the expression of our genes .
       
    3. Silvio Sabo
      Pooptoast

      Silvio Sabo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Gothenburg, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise - I think
      Yeah. I read about this. By making the mice produce an extra amout of the NT3 protein they were able to restore the hearing in mice that had noise induced hearing loss. NT3 was important in keeping the connection between the hair cells in the cochlea and the nerve cells of the auditory system. Interesting reading. They used some kind of gene therapy to make the mice produce more NT3.

      It's a great time to be a mouse. They have cured everything in mice. Now let's pray they can start curing humans for once.
       
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    4. Sharpfire
      No Mood

      Sharpfire Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Is this the paper?

      http://elifesciences.org/content/early/2014/10/17/eLife.03564
       
    5. Silvio Sabo
      Pooptoast

      Silvio Sabo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Gothenburg, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise - I think
    6. t-man
      Suicidal

      t-man Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Or the fact that they exposed their ears to thousands of rock performances.
       
    7. Brianna
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      Brianna Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US, NC (the progressive part :) )!
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue - too many causes.
      "Members of the armed forces are particularly vulnerable. In 2013, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, reported hearing loss as one of the most common ailments among veterans receiving disability compensation."

      That's a quote from the article and something I find amazingly stupid. Of course many veterans are exposed to constant loud sounds and ... fine ... the guys/gals have a hearing loss but what's being done for it? I know in the vet forum I saw, their tinnitus is being ignored. The compensation for hearing loss was minimal. I see governments tossing desperate people to fight wars for us and they do not have proper compensation for them after what happened to the vets.
       
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    8. lapidus

      lapidus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced

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