For the first time, scientists have used gene therapy to restore the sense of smell in mice, offering hope to people with a similar condition.
“Using gene therapy in a mouse model of cilia dysfunction, we were able to rescue and restore olfactory function, or sense of smell,” says senior study author Jeffrey Martens, an associate professor of pharmacology at the University of Michigan.
“Essentially, we induced the neurons that transmit the sense of smell to regrow the cilia they’d lost.”
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