Novel method to help repair damaged ear

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By: PTI | New York |
Published: April 9, 2018 11:18:43 pm


The study by researchers at University of Southern California (USC) in the US demonstrates a novel way for a drug to zero in on damaged nerves and cells inside the ear. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Scientists have found a new way to fix cells deep inside the ear, which could help millions of people who suffer from hearing loss. The study by researchers at University of Southern California (USC) in the US demonstrates a novel way for a drug to zero in on damaged nerves and cells inside the ear. It is a potential remedy for a problem that afflicts two-thirds of people over 70 years and 17 per cent of all adults in the US, researchers said.

“What is new here is we figured out how to deliver a drug into the inner ear so it actually stays put and does what it is supposed to…

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