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Predicting Language Recovery in Bilingual Patients

At Boston University (BU), a team of researchers is working to better understand how language and speech is processed in the brain, and how to best rehabilitate patients who have lost their ability to communicate due to brain damage caused by a stroke, trauma, or another type of brain injury.

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Diet and its Role in Dentition, Linguistics

Anthropologist Caleb Everett and former student Sihan Chen used a novel data analysis of thousands of languages, in addition to studying a unique subset of celebrities, to reveal how a soft food diet—contrasted with the diet of hunter-gatherers—is restructuring dentition and changing how people speak.

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Age-related Hearing Loss Genes Discovered in Fruit Flies

“Our twin discoveries that fruit flies experience age-related hearing loss and that their prior auditory health is controlled by a particular set of genes, is a significant breakthrough. The fact that these genes are conserved in humans will also help to focus future clinical research in humans and thereby accelerate the discovery of novel pharmacological or gene-therapeutic strategies,” says lead-author Joerg Albert.

Researchers Map Functioning of Inner Ear

A team led by Professor Karen B. Avraham, vice dean of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, has now created the first map of “methylation”–one of the body’s main epigenetic signals–that reflects the functioning of the inner ear in its entirety.

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Tinnitus, CBT, iCBT, and Tinnitus Management: An Interview with Grant Searchfield, PhD

Douglas Beck, AuD, interviews Dr Searchfield who is one of the world’s leading experts on the cognitive processes involved in tinnitus perception and innovative technology for the management of hearing loss and tinnitus. Topics include the possible origins of tinnitus, tools for helping patients, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), internet-based CBT, and more.

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