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Hope for allergy sufferers

By: Sabrina Rashid – A Griffith Health Institute research project is investigating how acupuncture helps to treat irritating and chronic allergies to potentially develop novel medicine for hay fever.

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Bionic Ear Show comes to Croydon

In July Gilbert Scott Primary school together with several other schools in Croydon will be playing host to the innovative 2010 Bionic Ear Roadshow, from national charity Deafness Research UK. Sponsored by BUPA, the show aims to use an hour’s performance featuring the world’s largest ear, to teach pupils about how important and delicate their hearing is and to remind them of the risks they face to their hearing from loud music.

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Prime Time TV breaks its silence on deafness

The planned broadcast of the forthcoming BBC drama ‘The Silence’ has been praised by national charity Deafness Research UK for its potential to raise awareness of issues facing people with hearing impairments.

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New cochlear implant could improve outcomes for patients

Jennifer Hilliard – AUGUSTA, GA. – More electrodes and a thinner, more flexible wire inserted further into the inner ear could improve conventional cochlear implants, a team of Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology researchers say.

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Could chicks hold the key to foul hearing in humans?

Human regeneration sounds like something straight out of Dr Who, but science fiction could soon become science fact, as new research being undertaken by Deafness Research UK scientists at the UCL (University College London) Ear Institute (EI) investigates the regenerative power of birds – to see if some of their avian secrets could one day be used to regenerate the human auditory system.

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'Til deaf do us part?

Nobody ever died of deafness, but it remains a sad fact that millions of relationships are devastated every year and many marriages are badly affected as a result of one partner experiencing sudden and unexpected deafness.

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Scripps Research Team Reveals How An Old Drug Could Have A New Use for Treating River Blindness

LA JOLLA, CA —Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a potential new use for the drug closantel, currently the standard treatment for sheep and cattle infected with liver fluke. The new research suggests that the drug may be useful in combating river blindness, a tropical disease that is the world's second leading infectious cause of blindness for humans.