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Sound from silence

Hearing loss is generally incurable because the sensory cells of the cochlea, the hair cells, do not regenerate. Viral introduction of the transcription factor Math1 into the damaged cochlea now brings back lost hair cells and partially restores hearing in deaf guinea pigs (pages 271–276).

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Figure 1: Delivering sound.

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Oshima, K., Heller, S. Sound from silence. Nat Med 11, 249–250 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm0305-249

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