from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cell.
  • n. The trichocyst of an infusorian, corresponding to the thread-cell or nematocyst of a cœlenterate.


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  • However, finding a cure for hearing loss using hair-cell regeneration is likely to be at least 20 years away, they say.

    Can a Tiny Fish Save Your Ears?

  • They also determined that hair-cell regeneration can result in improved hearing; in experiments, song birds that had grown new hair cells were able to resume singing their original songs with perfect pitch again.

    Can a Tiny Fish Save Your Ears?

  • And why some animals, even within the same species, are more vulnerable to hair-cell death, while others are more resistant to it, is a mystery.

    Can a Tiny Fish Save Your Ears?

  • "Birds and fish can regenerate their hair cells, and we've done it on frogs," said Dr. John House, president of the House Ear Institute, a nonprofit research group in Los Angeles, which is working on hair-cell regeneration.

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  • Dr. Rubel’s and Dr. Raible’s teams also are studying the genetics of zebrafish to identify markers that confer hair-cell protection.

    Can a Tiny Fish Save Your Ears?

  • Other researchers, like those at the University of Washington, are focused on understanding the molecules and genetics involved with hair-cell regeneration, and how to mimic this process in animals that don’t spontaneously regenerate hair cells.

    Can a Tiny Fish Save Your Ears?


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