“Why did you make me this way?!”

Recently, Jon Holmlund brought us up to date on an effort in Russia to proceed with CRISPR gene editing aimed at eliminating deafness. Coincidently, a recent MedPage article was posted regarding the ethics of using pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and IVF to purposefully select FOR an embryo with genetic deafness for a couple, both of whom … Continue reading "“Why did you make me this way?!”"
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Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Reumatología Clínica (English Edition)Author(s): Francisco Gallo Puelles, Ana Teresa Serrano Anton, Vanesa Lopez Gonzalez, Jose Hurtado Martinez
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Irene Taylor Brodsky's doc reveals her deaf son's triumph and her deaf dad's Alzheimer's challenges ... "If you told my dad 50 years ago that there would be this tool that would allow him to hear, ...
Source: AARP.org News - Category: American Health Source Type: news
Conditions:   Logopenic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia;   Non-fluent Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia;   Semantic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia Interventions:   Device: ACTIVE rTMS;   Device: SHAM rTMS Sponsors:   Massachusetts General Hospital;   National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
[This Day] Abuja -It is estimated that no fewer than 25 million people are living with disabilities in Nigeria. This includes millions of children who daily face discrimination and in some cases abuse. Earlier in the year, there was the case of seven-year-old Imran Kanun Muhammad which was widely reported in the media. As a child with a disability, Imran allegedly suffered sexual violence and inhuman treatment at the School for the Deaf in Kuje, Federal Capital Territory.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
In this study, we generated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patient with homozygous V37I mutation. This iPSC line will be a powerful tool for investigating the pathogenesis and for developing a treatment for GJB2-related hearing loss.
Source: Stem Cell Research - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
To meet the rising demand for specialists trained to guide patients facing complex genetic disorders, theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is introducing a new master ’s of science degree ingenetic counseling.Housed within thedepartment of human genetics, the two-year program aims to broaden underserved populations ’ access to genomic medicine in Los Angeles, one of the most ethnically and racially diverse cities in the nation. A close alignment with the UCLA Institute for Precision Health and Institute for Society and Genetics will enhance cross-disciplinary training for students in the program. Gen...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
(University of Maryland) New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long after the optimal window for auditory learning has passed. With further study, cross-modal learning -- the manipulation of one sense to induce change in another sense -- could be used to help people with disabilities. For example, temporary sight deprivation might be used to help deaf and hearing-impaired people adapt to cochlear implants and hearing aids.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusion: These results support the use of the same standard cut-off scores established for hearing individuals in culturally Deaf individuals who use ASL. PMID: 31797722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 December 2019Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces IndiaAuthor(s): Vijay Singh, Abdul NasserAbstractCongenitally deaf and mute adult patients have speech and language disabilities. Establishing meaningful communication with these patients is a challenge in acute hospital-care settings, particularly when anaesthetic care is to be provided. Several methods can be adopted to facilitate interaction, such as sensitisation of health-care providers and training them in ways to communicate effectively. A thorough preoperative assessment and customised perioperative management satisfying the pati...
Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cochlear Nerve Deafness;   Cochlear Diseases;   Cochlear Hearing Loss;   Hearing Loss;   Deafness Interventions:   Behavioral: Training Protocol n°1 first at Visit 1, then, Training Protocol n°2 at Visit 2;   Behavioral: Training Protocol n°2 first at Visit 1, then, Training Protocol n°1 at Visit 2 Sponsor:   Hospices Civils de Lyon Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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