Gene Therapy For Hearing Loss

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 5% of the world’s population, roughly 360 million people, including 328 million adults and 32 million children, have disabling hearing loss, which refers to hearing loss greater than 40dB in the better hearing ear in adults and greater than 30dB in the better hearing ear in children.  WHO tells…

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New Generation Aminoglycosides?

A great advancement in medication was made on October 19, 1943 in the laboratory of Selman Abraham Waksman at Rutgers University by Albert Schatz, a graduate student. Waksman and his laboratory discovered several antibiotics, including actinomycin, clavacin, streptothricin, streptomycin, grisein, neomycin, fradicin, candicidin, candidin, and others. Two of these, streptomycin and neomycin, found extensive application in…

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