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April Medical Tipsheet From Cedars-Sinai


The "operating room of the future," a $2.5 Million Grant from the Department of Defense to study Alzheimer's Disease, and more are included in this month's medical tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai.
4/10/2014 6:00 PM EDT

Research Studies Highlight Advantages and Potential of Computer-Guided Spinal Surgery

In a series of research studies, Cedars-Sinai spinal surgeons show that a new method of computer-guided spine surgery is beneficial for spinal reconstruction and for treating complex tumors and degenerative spine problems, resulting in fewer...
4/3/2014 9:00 PM EDT

$2.5 Million Defense Department Grant Funds Gene Therapy Study for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

The Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute has received a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to conduct animal studies that, if successful, could provide the basis for a clinical trial of a gene therapy product for patients with...
4/1/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Two Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Physicians Honored by American College of Cardiology

Two Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physician-researchers have been named recipients of prestigious awards from the American College of Cardiology. Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, will be awarded the 2014 Distinguished Scientist Award (Basic Domain); and...
3/27/2014 2:15 PM EDT

Cedars-Sinai Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Named 2014 Lab of the Year


The Cedars-Sinai Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine was named the 2014 Lab of the Year by the prominent magazine Medical Laboratory Observer for its commitment to quality patient care — from new technologies to creative opportunities...
3/26/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Cedars-Sinai Designing ‘Operating Room of the Future’ to Streamline, Improve Trauma Care

Cedars-Sinai has partnered with the U.S. military to design the “operating room of the future” that will enable emergency medical teams to respond more quickly and effectively to patients with life-threatening injuries.
3/25/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Research Study Takes Deeper Look at the Role of Gut Microbes in the Immune System

New research suggests that gut microorganisms do not merely influence immune cell function, but also support the production of immune cells that form the first line of defense against infection. By understanding the mechanisms responsible for...
3/24/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Prominent Cardiac Cell Biologist Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD, Joins Cedars-Sinai to Direct New Advanced Clinical Biosystems Research Institute


Prominent proteomic and cardiac scientist Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of Cedars-Sinai’s Advanced Clinical Biosystems Research Institute. Van Eyk also will lead basic research at Cedars-Sinai’s Barbra Streisand...
3/19/2014 2:00 PM EDT

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Feb. Medical Tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai: MS and Depression, Kidney Cancer Immunotherapy, More


Kidney cancer immunotherapy, MS and depression, ACE and Alzheimer's, air pollution and brain tumors, and more are story ideas detailed in the Feb. tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai.
2/20/2014 1:00 PM EST

Leading Colon Cancer Expert Available to Comment on CDC Report that Too Few Undergo Colon Screening

A Cedars-Sinai physician and colon cancer expert is available to comment on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention report that too few patients, age 50 to 75, are screened by colonoscopy or less invasive test options.
11/7/2013 2:20 AM EST

Nation’s Most Experienced MitraClip Interventional Cardiologist Available to Discuss FDA Approval of Device for Patients Too Frail for Surgery

10/28/2013 7:00 PM EDT

Stem Cell Clinical Trials Expert to Lead Cardiology Division at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Timothy D. Henry, MD, an expert known for his innovative work in developing stem cell treatments for advanced heart disease patients, has joined the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute as director of Cardiology. As Henry begins his tenure, Prediman K....
7/23/2013 7:00 PM EDT

Cedars-Sinai Medical Experts Available to Comment on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Human Gene Patent

6/13/2013 3:30 PM EDT

In Honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, Expert Recommends Top Three Tips for Survivorship


Incorporating just three easy steps into a daily routine can increase a cancer patient’s chance at survival, according to a physician who specializes in cancer survivorship. Five cancer survivors with compelling stories are available for...
5/29/2013 4:30 PM EDT

Director of Gynecologic Oncology Available to Explain New Findings on Life-Extending Treatments for Ovarian Cancer

3/27/2013 3:35 PM EDT

The Future of Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis for Acute Stroke Therapy: Fine Tune the Procedure or Go Back to the Drawing Board?


Patrick D. Lyden, MD, chair of Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Neurology and director of the Stroke Program, is available to comment on breaking news from the International Stroke Conference and the New England Journal of Medicine.
2/7/2013 7:00 PM EST

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