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Rosalind Franklin University Scientists Prevent the Development of Deafness in Animals Engineered to Have Usher Syndrome 

 

February 4, 2013 - (Rosalind Franklin University) - "Michelle Hastings, Assistant Professor at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) and her team, along with investigators at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana and Isis Pharmaceuticals in Carlsbad, CA, have now found a way to target gene expression in the ear and rescue hearing and balance in mice that have a mutation that causes deafness in humans. The results of the study are reported in the paper, Rescue of hearing and vestibular function in a mouse model of human deafness, which was published February 4, 2013 in the journal Nature Medicine." Read Full Press Release

 

Posted on 14-Feb-13 by Gallerno, Jacob
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