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Article ID: 709826

University of Minnesota to lead $9.7 million NIH grant to improve hearing restoration

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

The University of Minnesota announced that it will lead a $9.7 million grant over the next five years from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) BRAIN Initiative to develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure with the goal of restoring more natural hearing to people who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing.

Released:
19-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709709

Restoring Hearing Loss

University of Utah

A team of worldwide researchers including engineers from the University of Utah have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure for the deaf that hopefully will cut through the noise and produce much more detailed sound than traditional hearing-loss treatments.

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19-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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    4-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708681

When It Comes to Hearing Words, It’s a Division of Labor between Our Brain’s Two Hemispheres

New York University

Scientists have uncovered a new “division of labor” between our brain’s two hemispheres in how we comprehend the words and other sounds we hear—a finding that offers new insights into the processing of speech and points to ways to address auditory disorders.

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26-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708473

An inner ear protein speaks volumes about how sound is converted to a brain signal

Biophysical Society

Researchers at Rockefeller University characterized a molecular spring attached to the membrane of inner ear cells that converts bending forces created by a sound wave to electrical signals that the brain can interpret.

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28-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 707964

With Age Comes Hearing Loss and a Greater Risk of Cognitive Decline

University of California San Diego Health

In a new study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that hearing impairment is associated with accelerated cognitive decline with age, though the impact of mild hearing loss may be lessened by higher education.

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12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707866

Ohio State First To Identify Hearing And Deaf Infants Process Information Differently

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Differences in cognitive development between hearing and deaf children start in infancy, according to new research by The Ohio State University College of Medicine published today in the journal PLOS ONE.

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11-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707733

Who’s Listening? Mosquitos Can Hear Up to 10 Meters Away

Cornell University

Mosquitoes can hear over distances much greater than anyone suspected, according to researchers at Cornell and Binghamton University.

Released:
7-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707713

Mosquitoes can hear from longer distances than previously thought

Binghamton University, State University of New York

While most hearing experts would say an eardrum is required for long distance hearing, a new study from Binghamton University and Cornell University has found that Aedes aegypti mosquitos can use their antennae to detect sounds that are at least 10 meters away.

Released:
7-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    21-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706643

Energizing the Immune System to Eat Cancer

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania say they’ve identified how to fuel macrophages with the energy needed to attack and eat cancer cells.

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17-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

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