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hair cell

[′her ‚sel]
(histology)
The basic sensory unit of the inner ear of vertebrates; a columnar, polarized structure with specialized cilia on the free surface.
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To illustrate the effect of Type 2 diabetes on outer hair cells for right and left ear is same or different
Researchers found that two cell signalling pathways play a key role in pigmentation of skin and hair cells.
Other research, such as that led by Charles Liberman, a professor of otology and lanyngology at Harvard Medical School, is looking into regenerating the damaged auditory nerve terminals, reestablishing the broken links to hair cells.
The damage caused by noise -- over a lifetime or just one evening -- reduces the ability of hair cells to talk to the brain via ribbon synapse connections with nerve cells.
The mechanoreceptive hair cells in the squid statocyst have specific characteristics useful for comparative neurobiological and evolutionary study.
Whereas previous research indicated that hair cells are not replaced, this latest study found that replacement does indeed occur, but at very low levels.
A normal otoacoustic emission reading is a sign that the outer hair cells are working no Fia.
biotech GenVec to develop gene-based treatments to replace hair cells in the ear that transmit sound.
When it's moving at the same speed as you, the hair cells no longer send a signal to the brain.
To understand what is going on in the ear related to NIHL, picture thousands of tiny hair cells standing up in a reservoir of fluid in the inner ear.
Disabling the gene caused a loss of outer hair cells, a special sensory cell in the inner ear responsible for amplifying sound.
Research is holding out the prospect of regenerating sensitive hair cells in the inner ear that turn sound vibrations into nerve signals.