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Gene therapy can help regrow auditory nerves and improve the function of cochlear implants, a new study has found. The work was done in guinea pigs, not in humans, but researchers hope that it will lead to better implant technology for people who are profoundly deaf.

http://www.nature.com/news/regrown-nerves-boost-bionic-ears-1.15082?WT.mc_id=GPL_NatureNews
Gene therapy aids performance of cochlear impants in guinea pigs.
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The quake that struck the village of Pisagua on 1 April was the largest in Chile since a magnitude-8.8 quake hit farther south in 2010. Although it was not as big and not particularly damaging, it will still go down in the annals of seismology — as an intensively studied earthquake that upends some assumptions about how and when big quakes happen.
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Smaller-than-expected tremor has scientists scrambling to redefine rules for areas of extreme seismic stress.
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suggested that surgeons refrain from using tissue-grinding tools to remove uteruses or uterine growths because they increase the risk of spreading undetected cancer.

http://www.nature.com/news/fda-discourages-use-of-morcellators-in-removal-of-uterine-fibroids-1.15085?WT.mc_id=GPL_NatureNews
Tissue-shredding tool used in minimally invasive surgery risks spreading undetected cancer.
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A review published on 10 April called into question the stockpiling of billions of dollars’ worth of antiviral drugs to mitigate the threat of influenza pandemics. But now flu researchers are criticizing it.
But now the review and its bottom line are vigorously contested by many flu researchers, who argue that it is based on trials of the drugs that lack sufficient statistical power to allow reliable conclusions to be drawn about the effects on flu complications and hospitalizations. 
http://www.nature.com/news/tamiflu-report-comes-under-fire-1.15091?WT.mc_id=GPL_NatureNews
Also see our coverage of the original study
http://www.nature.com/news/report-disputes-benefit-of-stockpiling-tamiflu-1.15022?WT.mc_id=GPL_NatureNews
Conclusions on stockpiling of antiviral drugs challenged.
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Well of course they are challenged. There's million$ in it.
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The deadly drug-resistant bacteria known as MRSA are often associated with public spaces such as hospitals and gyms, but researchers say that private homes helped fuel one strain's travels in Manhattan and the Bronx, two New York City neighbourhoods.
http://www.nature.com/news/mrsa-s-spread-aided-by-household-shelter-1.15080?WT.mc_id=GPL_NatureNews
Drug-resistant bacteria found refuge in residences on its march through Manhattan.
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Can we help nature adapt to the world we're creating?
'Human-assisted evolution' is being applied to create corals that can withstand seawater of higher temperatures and increased acidity -- two outcomes of the increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere.
http://www.nature.com/news/climate-change-adaptation-designer-reefs-1.15073?WT.mc_id=GPL_NatureNews
Biologists are directing the evolution of corals to prepare them to fight climate change.
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Not an answer; nothing more perfect than nature and its original system  of organisms...Hopefully this may help coral
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http://www.nature.com/news/the-soft-power-of-sailfish-bills-1.15086?WT.mc_id=GPL_NatureNews
Sailfish are among the fastest creatures in the ocean — they swim at more than 110 kilometres per hour — but they can also be surprisingly stealthy: new research shows how they approach sardine schools slowly from behind and gently insert their bills into the school. Then, by whipping their heads in powerful, sudden jerks, they can slash their bills and shred the prey, as the surrounding water fills with iridescent fragments of sardine skin.
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Big sardines...
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After a rocky start, RNA interference (RNAi), a gene-silencing technique that won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, is gaining momentum. Biotech firms have already raised nearly US$1 billion this year for RNAi-based drug development, and roughly 150 therapies are being tested in patients.
www.nature.com/news/rna-interference-rebooted-1.15094?WT.mc_id=GPL_NatureNews
Gene-silencing technique yields promising treatments for liver-linked disorders.
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Perhaps someone should inform Novartis! 
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Rejoice, Nature fans who are also Twitterati! Nature magazine's main feed is now @Nature(used to be @NatureMagazine).
Note that our news feed,@NatureNews, is still @NatureNews.
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The 'mega-heatwaves' that parched Europe in 2003 and Russia in 2010 were exacerbated by a vicious feedback loop between soil and atmosphere, researchers report. Drying ground added more heat into air close to Earth's surface, a process that repeated over time to produce record-breaking warmth that shrivelled crops, set forests ablaze and claimed tens of thousands of lives.

http://www.nature.com/news/mechanism-behind-mega-heatwaves-pinpointed-1.15078?WT.mc_id=GPL_NatureNews
Two recent record hot spells traced to feedback loop between dry soils and trapped air.
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