Cochlear implant

Grayson Clamp, 3 of Charlotte, N.C., wears an auditory brain stem implant to hear while supplementing speech with sign language at the Carolina Center for Communicative Disorders Program facility in Durham, N.C., Friday, August 23, 2013. Grayson is one of the first children in the U.S. to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA-approved investigational trial to help restore his hearing. (Sara D. Davis/AP Images for UNC Health Care)

Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination […]


Microsoft Corp. founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, right, and his wife Melinda Gates attend to a child as they meet with members of the Mushar community at Jamsot Village near Patna, India, March 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui, File)

Bill Gates, 5 scientists win Lasker medical prizes

NEW YORK (AP) — The philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, as well as five researchers, have won prestigious Lasker Awards for their contributions to medicine. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced the recipients of […]


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Children’s Hospital LA gets grant to help restore hearing in deaf children

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded the House Research Institute and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles a grant for a five- year study aimed at restoring hearing in deaf children. The […]


Malala Yousufzai

Girl shot by Taliban discharged from UK hospital

LONDON (AP) — Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai has been discharged from a British hospital where she had been receiving treatment for nearly four months after being shot in the head by the Taliban.



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