Stanford University Researchers Identify Forerunners of Inner-Ear Cells That Enable Hearing  
2/26/2013 7:27:14 AM

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a group of progenitor cells in the inner ear that can become the sensory hair cells and adjacent supporting cells that enable hearing. Studying these progenitor cells could someday lead to discoveries that help millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss due to damaged or impaired sensory hair cells.