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Problem of Hearing Loss Tackled with Stem Cell Research

Currently, ten percent of the world’s population is affected by deafness, which is a condition that researchers are learning could be treatable using stem cell therapy. According to scientists, transplanting stem cells from the brain into the ear could reverse the process of hearing loss for many affected individuals. These stem cells share similar properties to those hair cells found in the inner ear and have the ability to reproduce and replace the damaged cells that are causing hearing loss.

Currently, ten percent of the world’s population is affected by deafness, which is a condition that researchers are learning could be treatable using stem cell therapy. According to scientists, transplanting stem cells from the brain into the ear could reverse the process of hearing loss for many affected individuals. These stem cells share similar properties to those hair cells found in the inner ear and have the ability to reproduce and replace the damaged cells that are causing hearing loss.

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