Is Gene Therapy the Key to Restoring Hearing and Balance?

(DGIwire) – Loud noise, aging, infection, trauma: according to Neuroscientist News, these and other factors can destroy hair cells, the delicate sensors of sound and balance within the inner ear. And once those sensors are gone, they don’t grow back—leading to hearing loss and balance problems. These are major problems: according to the World Health […]

The Most Interesting Advances in Regenerative Medicine

(DGIwire) — Regenerative medicine has been the subject of great attention in recent years, for its potential applications in repairing or replacing damaged human cells, tissues and organs. The field seems to be advancing at an increasingly rapid rate—its applications quickly becoming less a futuristic pipe dream, and more a tangible reality. With such promising […]

No Need to Hold One’s Breath: Company Creates First Artificial Trachea

(DGIwire) — Regenerative medicine—especially the area of stem cell research—is regularly in the news for its role in replacing human cells, tissues and organs in ways that restore normal function. It might sound like science fiction, but scientists around the world have been experimenting with stem cells for many life-saving applications. Why would scientists need […]