Posted on: Monday, September 14, 2015
by Nicola George
Six weeks ago, a study in the journal,
Science Translational Medicine, shed new light on the ototoxic (‘ear-toxic’) mechanisms of gentamicin, a life-saving antibiotic with unwanted side-effects – permanent hearing loss. We spoke with the principal investigator, Peter Steyger, professor of Otolaryngology at Oregon Health and Science University.