Study: Sea Anemone Could Be The Key To Restoring Hearing Loss
At the University of Lafayette, a study is being made with sea anemones, which have hair receptors similar to the one we have in our ears. This could be a breakthrough for patients who have lost hearing due to a sudden explosion or a loud noise. The anemones use the hair receptors to identify prey. Once they capture it, the prey destroys some of these receptors. To restore these receptors, they secrete a protein that repairs their structure. More info click here.