The glycemic index is high in the test group than the controls; this indicates that diabetes has a vulnerable role on the outer hair cells
function, and it may cause hearing impairment in the diabetic persons.
In experiments with early stage skin and hair cells
, called melanocyte stem cells, two pathways controlled the amount of pigment.
Aminoglycosides can be toxic to hair cells
in many species (Brignull et al.
The finding that newborn hair cells
regenerate spontaneously is novel," senior author Dr.
The cause is mostly damage to the inner hair cells
specialized sensory cells in the inner ear that transmit information about sounds through the nervous system to the brain.
This is an area that's a bit more futuristic and ultimately restoring the hair cells
will be the cure.
When you stop the fluid keeps moving for a few seconds and the hair cells
start sending messages to the brain again.
While scientists are still looking into ways of possibly reviving damaged hair cells
, the predominant treatment approaches for NIHL now are hearing aids or cochlear implants.
However, the number of inner hair cells
which transmit amplified sound signals to the brain, appeared normal.
They succeeded in programming mouse stem cells to develop into immature hair cells
The work holds out the prospect of regenerating the sensitive hair cells
that turn sound vibrations into nerve signals.
A team led by Professor Stefan Heller, from Stanford University School of Medicine, succeeded in programming mouse stem cells to develop into immature hair cells