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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

Mass. Eye and Ear Launches Collaboration with Bay State Council of the Blind to Improve Access

In partnership with the Bay State Council of the Blind, Massachusetts Eye and Ear today announced the launch of a comprehensive initiative to ensure that persons with visual disabilities have full and equal opportunity to the best possible care.
24-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Patients with Severe Chronic Rhinosinusitis Show Improvement with Verapamil Treatment

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A clinical trial studying the use of Verapamil (a drug currently in use for cardiovascular disease and cluster headache) in alleviating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps revealed significant improvement in the symptoms of this subset of...
20-Jan-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mass. Eye and Ear Launches Health Blog Related to Ear, Nose, Throat and Eye Care

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear has launched a health blog to provide stories and insight from experts in otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat, head and neck care) and ophthalmology (eye care) to those interested in the hospital’s mission and areas of...
9-Jan-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Factors Responsible for Chronic Nature of Autoimmune Disease

Researchers from Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have uncovered two factors responsible for the chronic, lifelong nature of autoimmune disorders, which tend to “flare up” intermittently in affected patients. These...
4-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Mass. Eye and Ear Opens Multidisciplinary Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear recently opened the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery, a multidisciplinary initiative to address complex conditions affecting the eye sockets, including orbital tumors and thyroid eye disease.
14-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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