Cochlear Repair

I read an interesting article on using cord blood to restore hearing.  A group of scientists in Italy are researching the use of stem cells to repair hearing loss due to cochlear damage. 

The scientists have shown that following transplantation of human umbilical cord blood stem cells, a small number of the cells migrated to the cochlear and repaired sensory hair cells and neurons. 

Here is a link to the full press release.

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