Tara Doyle

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Genetic Tweaks Are Restoring Hearing In Animals, Raising Hopes For People

Researchers have taken another step toward reversing deafness using gene therapy.<p>The latest success involves mice with an inherited form of deafness, a team reports Wednesday in the journal <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>. And a similar approach is already being tried in people with hearing loss …

8 Truths About Violence Against Girls. Plus Who's Fighting It And What You Can Do

Saturday marks the third annual International Day of the Girl Child, and the UN is focusing this year's advocacy efforts on preventing acts of violence against girls.<p>The sensitivities around the issue make it such that we may not even know the true figures. Experts point out that girls are often …

Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Gets Boost from Stem Cells

Scientists are closer to a potential stem cell treatment for type 1 diabetes.<p>In a new article in the journal <i>Cell</i>, Douglas Melton, co-director of the …

For Back Pain or Headache, Painkillers Do More Harm than Good

Powerful painkillers do little to improve patients’ daily functioning, finds the American Academy of Neurology in a new position statement on opioid …

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