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a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e

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Voltage-dependent conductances in cephalopod primary sensory hair cells.
Arrays of DEAP pressure and strain sensors correctly placed for maximum efficiency mimicking functions of sensory hair and the campaniform sensillum organ will act as tactile sensors giving feedback of contact with objects (2 on the right in Fig 1).
Regenerating the sensory hair cells of the inner ear has been the Holy Grail of deafness research.
A team at the University of Sheffield said they had discovered how to turn stem cells into ones that behave like sensory hair cells or auditory neurons, which could then be surgically inserted into the ear to restore lost hearing.
A British-led team has made early versions of the sensory hair cells and neurons essential for hearing from stem cells taken from the human inner ear.
The work shows that a small number of cells can migrate to the damaged cochlea and repair sensory hair cells and neurons.
Scientists are experimenting with stem cells, coaxing them to grow new sensory hair cells inside the inner ear.
In AISNHL, the body makes antibodies against the sensory hair cells and their supporting cells within the cochlea.
RNID said there were ways of preventing this ototoxicity - damage to the sensory hair cells of the inner ear caused by drugs.
As well as the affront to our mental tolerance levels, noise generates a specific onslaught on our inner ear mechanisms where any damage to the sensory hair cells is deemed irreparable.
More than 80% of all cases of hearing loss can be attributed to the degeneration and death of sensory hair cells and their associated spiral ganglion neurons.
Hair cell degeneration is dispersed over the sensory epithelium, although hair cell loss is more concentrated in the central region of the crista, which is the part of the semicircular canals that contains the sensory hair cells (Rosenhall, 1973).
Excessive noise causes hearing impairment by progressively damaging the sensory hair cells of the cochlea.
In February, GenVec announced the publication of pre-clinical research demonstrating that delivery of the atonal gene utilizing GenVec's proprietary adenovector technologies can regenerate lost sensory hair cells and revive inner ear function, a major requirement in the development of restorative therapeutics.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) This occurs when tiny calcium crystals (otoconia) in the utricle (one of the structures of the inner ear) break loose and stimulate sensory hair cells elsewhere in the inner ear.