Anosmia: Gene therapy offers new hope after restoring sense in mice

Struggle to smell the roses Gene therapy offers new hope after restoring sense in mice Scientists restored sense of smell to mice bred to have human genetic disorderHas potential to help patients with dementia, which has been linked to loss of smell | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 3 September 2012 People born without a sense of smell could enjoy their first aromas, after a scientific breakthrough.

"Out of nowhere I was deaf": How thousands are losing their hearing without warning

'Out of nowhere I was deaf': How thousands are losing their hearing without warning | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 23 July 2012 As Chris Cooper switched on the car ignition to begin his half-hour journey home, a loud, unexplained humming began in his ears.