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Press releases from Massachusetts

Factor Spurs Regeneration In The Optic Nerve

Children's Hospital Boston, Mon May 15, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Boston, MA - Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have discovered a naturally occurring growth factor that stimulates regeneration of injured nerve fibers (axons) in the central nervous system. Under normal conditions, most axons in the mature central nervous system (which consists of the brain, spinal cord and eye) cannot regrow after injury

Researchers Learn More About Ways To Regenerate The Ear’s Hearing Cell

Massachusetts General Hospital, Sun April 30, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Boston, MA - Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have made important progress in their ongoing effort to regenerate the inner ear's hair cells, which convert sound vibrations to nerve impulses.

African grey parrot is first bird to comprehend numerical concept akin to zero

Brandeis University, Tue July 12, 2005 [PRESS RELEASE]
Waltham, MA - Ground-breaking research is reshaping understanding of the avian brain and holds promise in teaching learning-disabled children

MIT Physicists Create New Form Of Matter

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Sun June 26, 2005 [PRESS RELEASE]
Cambridge, Mass - MIT scientists have brought a supercool end to a heated race among physicists: They have become the first to create a new type of matter, a gas of atoms that shows high-temperature superfluidity.

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