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Rutgers-Led Study: Inner Ear Stem Cells May Someday Restore Hearing, But Could Increase Cancer Risk

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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Teal Pumpkin Project Keeps Halloween Safe for Children with Food Allergies

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — For children with food allergies, Halloween can be less trick and more treat when homeowners participate in the the Food Allergy Research & Education’s Teal Pumpkin Project.

By placing a teal-painted pumpkin on the doorstep of their home or posting one of the organization’s free downloadable Teal Pumpkin Project signs on a door or in a window, ...

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