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July 2019

URMC Research Tool Unlocks Natural History of Batten Disease

URMC Research Tool Unlocks Natural History of Batten Disease

URMC researchers have compiled decades of patient data and developed a highly sensitive rating scale that has provided a detailed picture of Batten disease.

Identical Levels of Hearing Loss Can Have Different Effects

Identical Levels of Hearing Loss Can Have Different Effects

The most common causes of hearing loss — age and excessive noise — have different effects on sound processing in the ear, reports a new study in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Perfect Timing: Making the ‘Switch’ from Juvenile to Adult

Perfect Timing: Making the ‘Switch’ from Juvenile to Adult

Very little is known about how the onset of puberty is controlled in humans, but the discovery of a new gene in the roundworm C. elegans could be the "missing link" that determines when it’s time to make this juvenile-to-adult transition.