Projects to find new ways to restore sight and hearing got a big boost from the Bertarelli Foundation, strengthening an international partnership that applies neuroscience in new ways. Of the five projects supported by the grants, one aims to improve diagnostic techniques for hearing loss; another seeks to develop a new generation of cochlear implants; and a third harnesses gene therapy to treat deafness.
Another project seeks to use cell transplantation to treat macular and retinal degeneration.
The report in Bioscience Technology quotes Jeffrey S. Flier, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School: “We are delighted at the continued generosity of the Bertarelli Foundation. This type of forward-thinking support is exactly what’s needed to help us continue to unravel the profound complexities of the human brain.”
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