May Meeting — The Current Status of Hair Cell Regeneration–

At our May 6 meeting, MontCo member Jim Saunders spoke about  hair cell regeneration in the cochlea. . Dr. Saunders has spent years researching the topic and always creates stimulating presentations.Dr. Saundders

He reviewed the essential processes of hearing, and the history of attempts to reverse hearing loss.

Dr. Saunders’ summary:

In the late 1980’s it was reported that the inner ear of the chick was capable of regenerating new hair cells, replacing those lost to various forms of ototrauma. Subsequent research showed that the new hair cells restored hearing to near normal capacity.  Hair cell regeneration does not occur in the cochlea of mammals, and the question of whether or not this process could be induced in the mammalian inner ear has been

A CART transcript of the the meeting is available on request to hlaamcc(at)gmail.com

Andy WalkerOur June 3 meeting will be a discussion of chapter functions, especially the propose scholarship support for the MCIU.

Please join us for this important discussion.

 

 

This entry was posted in Meetings. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s