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September 08, 2015
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Feature: Hearing Help

By Kate Yandell

For decades, the only remedies for hearing loss were devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Now, the first pharmaceutical treatments may be on the way.

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Lending an Ear

By Kerry Grens

Until recently, auditory brainstem implants have been restricted to patients with tumors on their auditory nerves.

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Neutrophils Lead, T Cells Follow

By Anna Azvolinsky

When influenza invades the mouse respiratory tract, neutrophils guide the subsequent T-cell attack on infected tissue, scientists show.  

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Hearing Channel Components Mapped

By Kerry Grens

Localization of two proteins important for inner ear hair cell function suggests they are part of the elusive mechanotransduction channel. 

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Improving Federal Oversight of HHS Grantees

By Bob Grant

The US Department of Health and Human Services considers ways to mitigate the risk of poor performance or misuse of funds by grantees.

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TS Picks: September 8, 2015

By Jef Akst

Pharma edition


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

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Image of the Day

The star-shape tips on the leaf hairs of the “Pride of Rochester” shrub (Deutzia scabra), shown here with polarized light filtered through selenite, give its leaves a fine sandpaper-like texture.

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Hearing loss can occur for a variety of reasons, and sometimes more than one.

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