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According to the World Health Organization, over 55 millionTrusted Source people live with dementia globally, with 10 million new cases diagnosed each year. Studies showTrusted Source that the brain undergoes functional and structural changes years before the onset of cognitive impairment. Other research indicatesTrusted Source that metabolic factors such as diabetes, dyslipidemia (having blood lipid levels that are too high or low), and high blood pressure

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Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are exploring new methods to investigate why an antibiotic causes hair cell death and permanent hearing loss in humans. In a study that was published in the journal  Developmental Cell , the researchers described how they identified the autophagy pathway in hair cells that is connected to the permanent hearing loss caused by the antibiotic

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A well-known imaging test that radiologists use to monitor blood flow from the heart may soon be deployed to pinpoint what part of the ear is experiencing age-related hearing loss. Robert Frisina, distinguished university professor and chair of the USF Department of Medical Engineering, is working with Moffitt Cancer Center to develop cutting-edge imaging that more accurately identifies problem areas.

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National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered a specific network of proteins that is necessary to restore hearing in zebrafish through cell regeneration. The study, led by investigators at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), may inform the development of treatments for hearing loss in humans. The findings were published in  Cell Genomics . Although hair cell loss cannot

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According to the World Health Organization, 1.6 billion people across the globe are living with hearing loss. Much of that is preventable, stemming from excessive noise, untreated ear infections, and exposure to ototoxic chemicals. About half of youth and young adults are at risk for hearing loss due to recreational noise exposure. Careful monitoring can create better outcomes for patients

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