Stemcell research – Not deaf anymore!

British researchers have made 18 deaf gerbils hear again. All gerbils were completely deaf at one ear. For the examination, human stem cells were used.
The stem cells made the hearing ability improve with not less than 46%.

This research offers good oppurtunities to help people within a couple of years, says Mr. Marcelo Rivolta, who’s has led this project.

If the project succeeds, people who at this moment can’t hear the traffic noise, will be able to make a conversation again.



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