Scientists Discover New Proteins to Treat Deafness – Asharq Al-awsat English

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A new genetic study carried out by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, has identified a pair of proteins that precisely control when sound-detecting cells, known as hair cells, are born in the mammalian inner ear.

The study published in the latest issue of the eLife journal, reported that the findings may hold a key to future therapies to restore hearing in people with irreversible deafness.

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