Anti-Androgens Therapy

Anti-androgen therapy refers to medication taken by women to counteract the effect of male sex hormones such as testosterone on the skin. Anti-androgens are not suitable for skin problems in men. What are anti-androgens used for? Anti-androgen medications are used to treat signs of hyperandrogenism, including the following skin and hair disorders: Acne Seborrhoea Hirsutism Female pattern hair loss Hidradenitis suppurativa How does Read More >>>>


Hatsune Miku also called Miku Hatsune and officially code-named CV01, is a Vocaloid software voicebank developed by Crypton Future Media and its official anthropomorphic mascot character, a 16-year-old girl with long, turquoise twintails. Miku’s personification has been marketed as a virtual idol and has performed at live virtual concerts onstage as an animated projection (rear-cast projection on a specially coated glass screen).[rx] Miku uses Yamaha Corporation’s Vocaloid 2, Vocaloid 3, and Vocaloid 4 singing synthesizing technologies. Read More >>>>

Translational Research in Hearing and Balance

All individuals had been pre-assigned to one of four discussion groups focusing on differing areas of research pertinent to translational research in hearing and balance (Molecular Diagnostic/Therapeutics, Bridging Basic Science to Clinical Science, Clinical Studies, Introduction and Emergence into Clinical Practice). Pre-meeting discussion among participants was encouraged. On the first day of the workshop, in Read More >>>>

Molecular Therapies for Auditory/Vestibular Disease Workshop

The last decade of molecular and genetic research has increased our understanding of basic processes and diseases within the auditory and vestibular systems. The field is now positioned to advance targeted therapeutics for diseases affecting these sensory systems. Potential restoration of auditory/vestibular function by the delivery of a targeted gene, drug, or other synthetic/biological compound Read More >>>>

Communication Disorders Workshops

The Epidemiology of Communication Disorders Workshop was held March 29-30, 2005, in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose was to review current epidemiologic knowledge in the field of communication disorders and to suggest ways to encourage more epidemiologic research. Findings from earlier epidemiologic investigations and reports on useful biostatistical methods were presented. Howard Hoffman, Program Director for Read More >>>>

Tinnitus Research Workshop

The NIDCD held a workshop to bring together key people currently doing clinical and basic research in central mechanisms and treatments in tinnitus and others who are outside the field of tinnitus research, but who do work that might be relevant to the field. The workshop also included patients with tinnitus and related co-morbid conditions Read More >>>>

Language Benchmarks with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by primary impairments in social interactions, communication, and repetitive and stereotyped behaviors (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). In addition, autism often results in significant disability, including intellectual deficits, language and adaptive behavior deficits, as well as problem behaviors. It is now recognized that classic autism is part of a spectrum Read More >>>>

Immune Mediated Ear Disease/Hearing Loss

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) convened a workshop at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD, titled Immune-Mediated Ear Disease/Hearing Loss. The goals of the workshop were to obtain updates on the current status of immune-mediated ear disease research; to identify research gaps, and to get expert recommendations regarding research needs that Read More >>>>

Hearing Health Care for Adults with Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss

Hearing loss (HL) is a public health issue and is among the leading public health concerns. Approximately 17 percent of American adults, or 36 million people, report some degree of HL1. HL is the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing seniors2. Fewer than 20 percent of those with HL who require intervention and treatment Read More >>>>

Nonverbal School-Aged Children with Autism

Goals of the Workshop What do we know about this population? What are the gaps in our knowledge? What are the research opportunities that will address these gaps in the field? Format Presentations; Invited and General Discussions. Three major topics: Who are these children? How can we assess their skills and knowledge across different domains, Read More >>>>

Is Regenerative Therapies Working?

The purpose of the workshop was to discuss and identify research opportunities that will advance/translate targeted molecular approaches into clinical applications. The working meeting was organized by Nancy Freeman, Ph.D., Division of Scientific Programs, NIH-NIDCD, and co-chaired with Stefan Heller, Ph.D., Stanford University. The meeting brought together investigators with diverse expertise in auditory and vestibular Read More >>>>

Chemosensory (taste and smell) Deficits

Chemosensory (taste and smell) deficits affect the lives of millions of Americans. In one study, nearly a quarter of men ages 60–69 had a smell disorder, while about 11 percent of women in that age range reported a smell disorder. More than 200,000 people visit a doctor each year for problems with their chemical senses. Read More >>>>