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Study uncovers hair cell loss as underlying cause of age-related hearing loss

In a new study of human ear tissues, hearing scientists have demonstrated that age-related hearing loss, also called presbycusis, is mainly caused by damage to hair cells, the sensory cells in the inner ear that transform sound-induced vibrations...
15-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Enters Licensing Agreement with Biogen to Develop Treatment for Inherited Retinal Disorder

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a member hospital of Mass General Brigham, is entering into an exclusive licensing agreement with Biogen to develop a potential treatment for inherited retinal degeneration due to mutations in the PRPF31 gene, which are...
2-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Multispecialty Centers that Treat Pediatric Swallowing Disorders Deliver Better Outcomes and Reduced Health Care Costs Compared to Traditional Specialist Visits

Children who choke when they drink or eat may have what’s known as dysphagia, or a swallowing disorder -- one of the most common medical complaints seen in young children. A new study has found that by combining different medical disciplines in...
15-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gene Therapy Program at Penn Medicine Joins AAVCOVID Vaccine Project

The internationally-renowned Gene Therapy Program at the University of Pennsylvania is joining the AAVCOVID vaccine program led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), members of Mass General Brigham. AAVCOVID is a...
28-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AAVCOVID Vaccine Program from Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Enters Manufacturing Agreement with Gene Therapy Leader AveXis, a Novartis Company

AveXis, will lead the manufacturing efforts of the new AAVCOVID vaccine, utilizing its cutting-edge AAV technology for treatment of rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. AveXis has the option to manufacture the AAV vaccine for...
28-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AAVCOVID Vaccine Program Expands Manufacturing Agreements with Gene Therapy Industry Partners Viralgen, Aldevron, and Catalent

The AAVCOVID vaccine program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital has entered into manufacturing agreements with Viralgen, Aldevron and Catalent in order to support manufacturing of the experimental vaccine for clinical...
28-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals Emergency Medical Services Committee Recognizes National EMS Week 2020 with new “Thank You” Video.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee of the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals is pleased to join our hospital Emergency Medicine colleagues, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the National Association of EMT’s, Governor...
20-May-2020 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital Advancing Novel Experimental Gene-based COVID-19 Vaccine, AAVCOVID

Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), members of Mass General Brigham, today announced progress towards the testing and development of an experimental vaccine called AAVCOVID, a novel gene-based vaccine candidate...
5-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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The Massachusetts Eye and Ear is a specialty hospital dedicated to excellence in the care of disorders that affect the eye, ear, nose, throat, and adjacent regions of the head and neck. The Mass. Eye and Ear provides primary care and serves as a referral center for outpatient and inpatient medical and surgical care.

In conjunction with Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear is committed to the education of future health care professionals, as well as the education of the public concerning the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the diseases in its specialties and concerning the rehabilitation of patients handicapped by these diseases.

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