TODD B. BATES
November 12, 2017
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Want to restore hearing by injecting stem cells into the inner ear? That can be a double-edged sword.
Inner ear stem cells can be converted to auditory neurons that could reverse deafness, but the process can also make those cells divide too quickly, posing a cancer risk, according to a study led by Rutgers University–New Brunswick scientists.
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