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Mice reveal 38 new genes involved in hearing loss
Multiple new genes involved in hearing loss have been revealed in a large study of mouse mutants by researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and King s College London, and colleagues. The new genes identified reveal the metabolic pathways and regulatory processes involved in hearing. The study, published today April 11 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology , helps to understand the underlying biology of deafness, and also provides a rich source of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Listeners immerse themselves in audiobooks in very different ways
Researchers at Aalto University analysed how listeners immerse themselves in audiobooks by using functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI and words that the story brings to mind. The study indicated that word lists resembling each other also predicted similarities in brain function. In the study, 16 people listened to an audiobook written by Professor Iiro J 228 228 skel 228 inen inside an fMRI device. After this, the same people listened to the story ag ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Aphasia Threads: Marilyn, Vicky, and Fatima
Welcome to the Aphasia Threads Project, which weaves together three points-of-view people ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Apr 15
The Blacklist's Aphasia Storyline with Samar
Aphasia makes an appearance in the sixth season of NBC 8217 s The Blacklist. ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Apr 15
Create a Legacy Page to Honour Family or Friends
You may notice a new option in the navigation bar at the ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Apr 15
Aphasia Threads: Patti, Joyce, and Sierra
Welcome to the Aphasia Threads Project, which weaves together three points-of-view people ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Apr 3
JAM Card App For Telling People "Just a Minute"
Virgin Trains in the UK, part of Sir Richard Branson 8217 s transportation company, ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Apr 3
Aphasia Threads: Bob, Danielle, and Lauren
Welcome to the Aphasia Threads Project, which weaves together three points-of-view people ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Apr 3
Aphasia Threads: Alice, Michele, and Analisa Marie
Welcome to the Aphasia Threads Project, which weaves together three points-of-view people ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Apr 3
Profiles of Aphasia: Emilia Clarke
32-year-old Emilia Clarke is Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons, on Game ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Apr 3
Hearing loss before 50 may mean higher risk of drug and alcohol issues
People under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids at twice the rate of their hearing peers, and are also more likely to misuse alcohol and other drugs, a new national study finds. This means that health care providers may need to take special care when treating pain and mental health conditions in deaf and hard-of-hearing young adults, the researchers say. Writing in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , a team fr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Difficulty hearing may keep older patients from participating in their health ...
In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of 13,940 adults age 65 years and older, nearly half reported difficulty hearing, and those reporting difficulty said that they had lower levels of active participation in their health care. The study examined patient activation, or the knowledge, skills, and confidence that equip patients to participate actively in their health care. Compared with those reporting no trouble hearing, those reporting som ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3