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Spatial Organization of Cells in the Inner Ear Enables the Sense and Sensitivity of Hearing

A research team from Mass. Eye and Ear has shown that the “outer hair cells” within the ear can only be effective in amplifying sound when they are configured in a Y-shaped arrangement with respect to their supporting cells.
10-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Joan W. Miller, M.D., Honored with Prestigious Awards for Retina Research

Joan W. Miller, M.D., the David Glendenning Cogan Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital, will receive two prestigious awards...
7-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D., MBA, Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Class of 2018

Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D., MBA, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for exceptional scholarship in the field of biomedicine.
1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Mifepristone May Halt Growth of Intracranial Tumor That Causes Hearing Loss

Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers have shown that mifepristone, a drug currently FDA-approved for chemical abortion, prevents the growth of vestibular schwannoma (also known as acoustic neuroma) cells. This sometimes-lethal intracranial tumor...
3-Apr-2018 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Mass. Eye and Ear Performs First FDA-Approved Gene Therapy Procedure for Inherited Disease

Massachusetts Eye and Ear made medical history on Tuesday by performing the first post-FDA approval gene therapy for patients with a form of inherited blindness. The occasion marks the beginning of a new era in medicine, as it is the first time any...
20-Mar-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists, Advocates Team Up to Launch Odylia Therapeutics to Accelerate Gene Therapy Trials for Rare Conditions Causing Blindness

New nonprofit organization will bring treatments to clinical trial for people at risk for blindness due to ultra-rare inherited retinal diseases. Boston, Mass. — Scientists and advocates today announced the formation of Odylia Therapeutics, a...
28-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Team Eye and Ear Kicks Off 2018 Boston Marathon Training

Through a partnership with John Hancock Financial Services, Massachusetts Eye and Ear is preparing a team of runners for the 2018 Boston Marathon.® “Team Eye and Ear” comprises 67 members fundraising in support of Mass. Eye and Ear’s research...
23-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


David A. Solá-Del Valle, M.D., Joins Mass. Eye and Ear Glaucoma Service

David A. Solá-Del Valle, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist, has recently joined the Glaucoma Service at Mass. Eye and Ear.
20-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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