Stem Cell Research in Hearing – Auditory Neuropathy – Part II

As presented last week at Hearing International, the politics of stem cell research is volatile in the United States. Thus, most of the research is being conducted in countries where this is less political. Ever since human embryonic stem cells were first cultivated by Dr. James Thompson at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1998, they…

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Stem Cell Research in Hearing – The Politics Part I

In the USA, stem cell research of any kind is quite political, particularly in the United States. This week’s Hearing International looks at the politics and direction of stem cell research and next week will consider the specific research in the area of hearing.  Questions for audiologists worldwide are:  Can sensorineural hearing loss be cured with stem…

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