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ICCO AIRI Lectures | Deafness and Balance Disorders: A brief journey into the inner ear

Data:

02/12/2021


ICCO AIRI Lectures | Deafness and Balance Disorders: A brief journey into the inner ear

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto co-presents Deafness and Balance Disorders: A brief journey into the inner ear, the final webinar in the ICCO / AIRI lecture series Italy of Science and Research.

ICCO AIRI Lecture Series
ITALY OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

Deafness and Balance Disorders: A brief journey into the inner ear
Dr. Emilia Luca
Research Associate | Sunnybrook Research Institute

Thursday, December 2 | 6:00PM EST
Online via Zoom | Free Event | Registration Required

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Hearing loss and balance disorders occur in people of all ages. The World Health Organization reports that hearing loss affects 466 million people worldwide and this number is expected to rise to 900 million by 2050.

Inner ear disorders are mainly due to the loss of sensory cells that capture sound and movement. Infections, ototoxic drugs, genetic mutations, noise exposure or ageing cause sensory cell loss. This cell loss is irreversible due to the absence of regeneration and the lack of effective therapy. We will discuss the therapies available and focus on the research seeking a biological solution to inner ear disorders and on therapeutic development to restore function.

Dr. Emilia Luca is a Research Associate at Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Luca holds a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Rome. Four years ago, she joined Dr. Alain Dabdoub’s Laboratory to conduct research aimed at developing therapies for hearing and balance disorders. Using cutting-edge technologies such as single-cell multi-omics approaches and 3D cell culture models, she investigates molecular mechanisms to regenerate human inner ear sensory cells.

Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto, the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO)  and the Association of Italian Researchers (AIRIcerca)

Informazioni

Data: Gio 2 Dic 2021

Orario: Alle 18:00

Organizzato da : Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO) | Association of Italian Researchers (AIRIcerca)

In collaborazione con : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto

Ingresso : Libero


Luogo:

Online via Zoom

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