June 14, 1999
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Using an advanced microscope facility, a researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago has identified a key step in the development of sensory cells in the inner ear known as hair cells. The discovery could lead to gene therapy treatments for some common types of hearing loss and dizziness.
June 11, 1999—A team of scientists from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) at Baylor College of Medicine has discovered the gene responsible for triggering embryonic cells in the inner ear to develop into sound- and motion-sensing hair cells.
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