The fruit fly can help cure human deafness
Age-related hearing loss affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. Approximately one-third of people above 65 years of age suffer from disabling and chronic hearing loss. The EU-funded Clockstop project is helping to find a treatment. Building on previous data on the interrelation between the auditory and circadian system, the project devised a model of Age-related Hearing Loss (ARHL) in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. The aim of this experimental paradigm will be to develop new treatments to cure or prevent human deafness.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-POC-LS - ERC Proof of Concept Lump Sum Pilot
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