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Function of novel molecule that underlies human deafness revealed


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Scientists has revealed that the molecular mechanism underlying deafness is caused by a mutation of a specific microRNA called miR-96.The discovery by researchers at the University of Sheffield ... Read more...

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Listening to MP3 can cause deafness


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Just one hour's listening to an MP3 player can damage hearing. It causes temporary changes in hearing sensitivity which may lead to long-term harm, say scientists. A new study ... Read more...

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Listening to an iPod for an hour can impair hearing


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that portable MP3 players can cause short-term hearing loss if used for more than an hour."It is well known that excessive occupational noise ... Read more...

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Gene linked to age-related hearing loss identified


December 3rd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new gene, which may provide insights into the development of presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss."This is the first ever and largest genome-wide association ... Read more...

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Bat’s ability to locate by echo evolved more than once


September 6th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Bats' ability to locate by echo may have evolved more than once, according to the latest research by Queen Mary University of London scientists.Bat species with the ability ... Read more...

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Dancing hair cells are key to humans acute hearing: Study


May 8th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators in their new study have shown how dancing hair cells contribute to amplifying sounds in the inner ear, a finding that ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher links cholesterol to hearing ability


December 15th, 2007 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 15 (ANI): A study led by an Indian-origin researcher from Baylor College of Medicine has found that levels of cholesterol in the membranes of hair cells in the inner ear ... Read more...

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