Mediterranean diet 'could stop you going deaf'

Scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, suggested nutritious foods could improve circulation in the inner ears and reduce damage caused by a lack of oxygen.
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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
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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...
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(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.
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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
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Conclusion: The educational video presents evidence of validity and representativeness to be used in health care and health education processes of the target population.
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Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) is a major cause of deafness. Despite the advances in systemic therapy, some cases of ISSNHL are untreated, because the exact ISSNHL aetiology is unclear. ...
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We describe the structure of these links and review evidence showing CDH23 and PCDH15 are components of the tip, kinocilial, and transient-lateral links, that stereocilin (STRC) and protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTPRQ) are associated with top and shaft connectors, respectively, and that USH2A and ADGRV1 are associated with the ankle links. Whereas tip links are required for mechanoelectrical transduction, all link proteins play key roles in the normal development and/or the maintenance of hair bundle structure and function. Recent crystallographic and single-particle analyses of PCDH15 and CDH23 provide insight as to how t...
Source: Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Function and Dysfunction of the Cochlea PERSPECTIVES Source Type: research
This article reviews the recent literature about vasculitis of the ear or the cochleovestibular system, focusing on giant-cell arteritis, Takayasu's arteritis, polyarteritis nodosa, Kawasaki disease, microscopic polyangiitis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), eosinophilic GPA, systemic lupus erythematosus, Cogan's syndrome and Behçet's disease. Recent findings In patients with vasculitis, hearing impairment is a frequent problem, followed by tinnitus and vertigo. The severity of sensorineural hearing loss can range from mild impairment to deafness. Autoimmune diseases can induce a conductive hearing loss as...
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: VASCULITIS SYNDROMES: Edited by Hasan Yazici and Yusuf Yazici Source Type: research
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