May 11, 2021

A resurrected gene may protect elephants from cancer

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BY AIMEE CUNNINGHAM From Science News LIF6 instructs damaged cells to self-destruct before the disease has a chance to take hold Elephants rarely succumb to cancer. That’s surprising given how large the animals grow and how long they can live, which should provide more opportunities for cells to morph into cancer cells. A newly described […]

Can you hear me now? Researchers one step closer to reversing hearing loss

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By Dyllan Furness From Digital Trends Researchers have figured out how to generate sound-sensing hair cells in large numbers, which could lead to a cure for acquired hearing loss. Mom used to say, “Turn that music down or you’ll lose your hearing!” And for good reason. Humans are born with 30,000 sound-sensing hair cells, which […]