Posted on: Thursday, March 6, 2014
by james robins
Once hair cells in the human ear are damaged they do not regrow, so once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. However, new research at Harvard University has suggested that it could potentially be possible to induce regeneration in damaged hair cells in the cochlea.
Tracey Pollard, from our Biomedical Research team, tells us more about this research, which could help develop new treatments that may one day enable us to regenerate damaged hair cells and restore hearing.