Tag Archives: hearing

Bill to replace AG as gaming board counsel has Wednesday hearing

CARSON CITY — A bill that would provide separate legal counsel to the state Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission was introduced Monday in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. Assembly Bill 513 would establish the new general counsel for the gaming agency, replacing the attorney general’s office for legal work on most matters coming to the board and commission. ... Read More »

Nicotine exposure in babies may cause hearing problems

Nicotine exposure in babies may cause hearing problems Babies exposed to nicotinebefore and after birth may be at an increased risk of developing hearing problems due to abnormal development in the auditory brainstem, researchers have found. The findings showed that the auditory brainstem — an area of the brain which plays a role in analysing sound patterns — may have ... Read More »

Sound-sensing cells regenerated in ears of mice with hearing damage

One of the major causes of hearing loss in mammals is damage to the sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear. For years, scientists have thought that these cells are not replaced once they’re lost, but new research appearing online February 20 in the journal Stem Cell Reports reveals that supporting cells in the ear can turn into hair cells ... Read More »

Sound-sensing cells regenerated in ears of mice with hearing damage

If the findings can be applied to older animals, they may lead to ways to help stimulate cell replacement in adults and to the design of new treatment strategies for people suffering from deafness due to hair cell loss. Credit: © Den / Fotolia One of the major causes of hearing loss in mammals is damage to the sound-sensing hair ... Read More »

Apple: FBI’s surprise postponement of court hearing is a ‘bolt from the blue’

No more than 18 hours before a scheduled court hearing, the FBI is now saying it doesn’t need any help from Apple to get into San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone 5c. So, as of Monday night, the hearing has been called off, and the February 16 court order that started Apple’s battle with the FBI has been stayed. ... Read More »

Blocking notch pathway leads to new route to hair cell regeneration to restore hearing

Dr. Zheng-Yi Chen. Credit: Garyfallia Pagonis Sensory hair cell loss is the major cause of hearing loss and balance disorders. The postnatal mammalian inner ear harbors progenitor cells which have the potential for hair cell regeneration and hearing recovery, but the mechanisms that control their proliferation and hair cell regeneration are yet to be determined. Now scientists from the Eaton-Peabody ... Read More »