The latest news on Stanford’s research to protect and restore hearing
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Leading the Way:
In Research to Cure Hearing Loss
The Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss (SICHL) labs are hard at work developing safe and effective ways to protect and restore hearing. Some of our labs are working on gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms of hearing, while others are working on regenerative therapies and making life saving drugs safer for the ear.
In addition to the ongoing research:
In June, Stanford hosted The Future of Hearing: Exploring the Challenges and Possibilities, an informative evening with honored guest Vint Cerf.
The Stanford Ear Institute opened in July and provides expert care for people of all ages with diseases of the ear and related structures.
Below you will find links to: the numerous recently published papers from our labs and many other updates, events and news stories.
As always, please help us spread awareness of this exciting research at Stanford by sharing this newsletter with your friends and family.
Wishing You a Happy Fall
– The SICHL Team
The Stanford Ear Institute (SEI) opened in July to provide excellent care for patients of all ages with diseases of the inner ear and related structures. Read more about the SEI here and here…
Dr. Jackler and members of the SICHL team recently attended the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, where they gave talks and participated in expert panel discussions. Read
Stanford hosted an informative evening, “The Future of Hearing” Exploring the Challenges and Possibilities,” with honored guest Vint Cerf and panelists. Watch video
SICHL was honored to attend the AG Bell Convention 2014 and present a poster outlining the research currently underway in our labs. View poster
IN THE NEWS:
John Markoff discusses Dr. Blevins’ collaboration with Stanford Roboticists and Software Developers to make it possible to rehearse delicate inner ear surgeries.
Carl Sherman discusses ways in which researchers, including Dr. Oghalai, are working to make the experience of hearing with a cochlear implant closer to that of natural hearing.
Protein-Engineered Hydrogel Encapsulation for 3-D Culture of Murine Cochlea.
Blevins and Popelka Labs:
Comprehensive Measures of Sound Exposures in Cinemas Using Smart Phones.
Cisplatin exposure damages resident stem cells of the mammalian inner Ear
Inner ear hair cell-like cells from human embryonic stem cells.
A lack of immune system genes causes loss in high frequency hearing but does not disrupt cochlear synapse maturation in mice.
Vibration of the organ of Corti within the cochlear apex in mice.
The importance of the hook region of the cochlea for bone-conduction hearing
Development of a finite element model for normal and pathological middle ears: Impedance, reflectance, and sweep frequency impedance.
Role of intracellular calcium stores in hair-cell ribbon synapse.
The how and why of identifying the hair cell mechano-electrical transduction channel.
Find More Online:
As always, you can find all our latest news on the SICHL blog, or you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube – just click on the icons below.
We are also currently in the process of redesigning SICHL lab websites, which will have lots of in-depth information about the labs and research. Click through to see the newly re-launched sites for:
Cheng Ear Lab, Heller Lab,