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Study provides insights into how HCMV infection causes birth defects

Fresh insights into how a common virus replicates could pave the way for new therapies to stop its spread.

Scientists use new RNA sequencing and statistical techniques to track stem cells in the nose

Adult stem cells have the ability to transform into many types of cells, but tracing the path individual stem cells follow as they mature and identifying the molecules that trigger these fateful decisions are difficult in a living animal.

Study: Drug-resistant tuberculosis predicted to increase in four high burden countries

Cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis are forecasted to increase in the four high burden countries (India, the Philippines, Russia, and South Africa) between 2000 and 2040, with the upturn likely to be a result of increased transmission of drug-resistant tuberculosis between people, rather than by strains acquiring resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

Hearing loss afflicts approximately 48 million Americans and the number is expected to increase as the population ages.

IU researchers develop new method to grow inner ear tissue from human stem cells

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have successfully developed a method to grow inner ear tissue from human stem cells-; PhDa finding that could lead to new platforms to model disease and new therapies for the treatment of hearing and balance disorders.

UM SOM expert diagnoses severe illness that destroyed hearing of Spanish artist

Francisco Goya is the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th century. He was famed for his sensitive portraits, and many historians argue that he was the first truly modern painter.

Many studies overlook hearing loss when assessing doctor-patient communication

Doctors believe that communication with those under their care is important, but most studies of communication between physicians and older adults do not mention that hearing loss may affect this interaction. The findings come from a review published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Researchers discover gene that may play role in restoring hearing after noise exposure

Researchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure. The findings, where were published in the journal Scientific Reports, could one day provide researchers with new tools to prevent hearing loss.

Traditional hearing tests fail to diagnose patients with common inner ear damage

Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioral tests, according to the findings of a University at Buffalo-led study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Surgical partners successfully remove nearly 2,000 cranial base tumors

In one of the nation's longest and most successful surgical partnerships, Loyola Medicine neurosurgeon Douglas Anderson, MD, and otologic surgeon John Leonetti, MD, have worked together to remove nearly 2,000 cranial base tumors during the past 30 years.