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Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH) Statement on President’s FY 2021 Budget Proposal

The Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals' Executive Director, Patricia McMullin, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget request, which proposes significant cuts to federal spending critical to...
12-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Biomarkers of Brain Function May Lead to Clinical Tests for Hidden Hearing Loss

A pair of biomarkers of brain function — one that represents “listening effort,” and another that measures ability to process rapid changes in frequencies — may help to explain why a person with normal hearing may struggle to follow...
28-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Uncover Mechanism for How Common Gene Therapy Vectors Enter Cells

Researchers have identified a novel cellular entry factor for adeno-associated virus vector (AAV) types—the most commonly used viral vectors for in vivo gene therapy.
23-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Reprogramming the Inner Ear to Regrow Hair Cells Shows Promise to be an Effective Target for Hearing Loss Treatments

Mass. Eye and Ear scientists report the identification of a new pathway linked to cell division in the ear. With this pathway, they were able to reprogram the inner ear’s cells to proliferate and regenerate hair cell-like cells in adult mouse...
3-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Genetic Mutation Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease Protection

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation of the APOE Alzheimer’s disease gene that may provide protection against the neurological illness. The researchers hope this mutation may provide future prevention and treatment targets for...
4-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

EPFL and researchers from Mass. Eye and Ear are developing next-generation hearing implants

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School and a team of EPFL researchers have developed a conformable electrode implant that will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again. This new technology would improve...
16-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mass. Eye and Ear Raises More than $1.3 Million at 10th Annual Sense-ation! Gala

Massachusetts Eye and Ear raised more than 1.3 million at its 10th Annual Sense-ation! Gala on October 7, 2019, at the Westin Boston Waterfront. Guests were treated to a specially-arranged performance from cast members from Disney’s The Lion King,...
9-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sound Deprivation in One Ear Leads to Speech Recognition Difficulties

Chronic conductive hearing loss, which can result from middle-ear infections, has been linked to speech recognition deficits, according to a new study led by scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
3-Sep-2019 1:05 PM 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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