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May 18, 2016

Denis Evseenko is featured on Arthritis Now


Listen to an interview with USC Stem Cell scientist Denis Evseenko. It’s featured on Arthritis Now, a web series produced by the Arthritis National Research Foundation.

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May 17, 2016

Key mutations may worsen hearing loss from the chemotherapy drug cisplatin

zns017160000C1By Cristy Lytal

The chemotherapy drug cisplatin can kill cancer, but it can also kill the sensory cells of the inner ear — causing permanent hearing loss. This hearing loss is likely to be more severe in individuals with Cockayne syndrome, according to a new study on the cover of The Journal of Neuroscience.

In the study, USC Stem Cell researchers Robert N. Rainey and Sum-yan Ng from the laboratory of Neil Segil demonstrated that cisplatin causes more acute hearing loss in mice with the equivalent of Cockayne syndrome.

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