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Motion Sickness Drug Worsens Motion Perception

A new study led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers found that oral promethazine, a drug commonly taken to alleviate motion sickness, temporarily worsened vestibular perception thresholds by 31 percent, lowering one’s ability to perceive...
24-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Announces Music Therapy Initiative with Symphony New Hampshire

Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Symphony NH have recently begun a new collaboration between the hospital and professional orchestra toward a goal of bringing medically-based music therapy programs to Mass. Eye and Ear patients.
24-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify New Target for Abnormal Blood Vessel Growth in the Eyes

A team led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers has identified a novel therapeutic target for retinal neovascularization, or abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina, a hallmark of advanced diabetic eye disease (proliferative diabetic...
5-Apr-2017 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain “Rewires” Itself to Enhance Other Senses in Blind People

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The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, as well as cognitive functions (such as memory...
17-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients with Depression Symptoms Due to Chronic Sinus Disease Are Less Productive

Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are more likely to miss days of work or school than those without depression symptoms, according to the results of a new study led by the Sinus Center at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
2-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Technique Generates High Volume of Sensory Cells Needed for Hearing

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In 2013, Mass. Eye and Ear researchers restored partial hearing to mice by regenerating hair cells — tiny, sound-sensing cells in the ear, which are lost through noise damage, age, etc., and do not regenerate on their own — by converting stem...
17-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Therapy Restores Hearing in Deaf Mice… Down to a Whisper

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In the summer of 2015, a team at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported restoring rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf mice using gene therapy. Now the Boston Children’s research team reports restoring a much higher...
1-Feb-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Growth Factor Shown to Protect the Retina in Early Stage Diabetes

Researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have shown that a slight increase in transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β), which is present in preclinical animal models with diabetic eye disease, protects...
2-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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