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Stem Cell Find May Replace Bionic Ear

Bryony Coleman, at the Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne Australia, is conducting world-first research into the potential of using stem cells to regenerate the nerves that connect the ear to the brain. If successful, the stem cell technique could be used to improve the quality of hearing in people with cochlear implants — and one day it may even help restore hearing to those who are totally deaf.

Bryony Coleman, at the Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne Australia, is conducting world-first research into the potential of using stem cells to regenerate the nerves that connect the ear to the brain. If successful, the stem cell technique could be used to improve the quality of hearing in people with cochlear implants — and one day it may even help restore hearing to those who are totally deaf.  

 

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