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Investigators May Unlock Mystery of How Staph Cells Dodge the Body’s Immune System, Allowing Patients to Be Infected Again and Again

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For years, medical investigators have tried and failed to develop vaccines for a type of staph bacteria associated with the deadly superbug MRSA. But a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators shows how staph cells evade the body’s immune system, offering a clearer picture of how a successful vaccine would work.

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Cedars-Sinai Gastroenterology Pioneer Honored for Excellence in Research and Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Stephan R. Targan, MD, a pioneering physician and researcher in gastroenterology, has been awarded the Sherman Prize for groundbreaking work in the understanding and treatment of debilitating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Video available at http://www.shermanprize.org/recipient-winners-all/stephan-r-targan-2017-sherman-prize-recipient

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Breakthrough Health-Tech Companies Get Boost to Transform Healthcare

Cedars-Sinai today launched its third health-tech accelerator class with 10 startups whose innovative technologies aim to transform the delivery and quality of healthcare. The companies were selected for the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars, an intensive, three-month program providing financial backing, training and exposure to a global entrepreneurial network that can speed ideas and solutions to the healthcare marketplace.

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Assessing Falls Can Help Seniors Avoid Leading Cause of Serious Injuries Among Older Americans

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Every year, millions of senior citizens fall — threatening their health, independence and even their lives. Fall injuries also rack up $31 billion annually in medical expenses, which is expected to rise as 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65 every day. The seniors behind those statistics are the reasons why Cedar-Sinai Medical Group now is offering increased access to comprehensive falls assessments in time for Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 22.

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Congenital Heart Disease Expert Implants First-of-Its-Kind Pulmonary Heart Valve Device In an FDA-Approved Clinical Trial

A Cedars-Sinai interventional cardiologist has performed the first minimally invasive procedure using a device that could spare patients with a common congenital heart defect from undergoing multiple open-heart surgeries. B-Roll Video Available

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Cedars-Sinai Appoints Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH, as Vice Dean, Research and Education

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Cedars-Sinai has appointed Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH, as Vice Dean, Research and Education. He is a highly accomplished investigator, scholar educator and leading clinician who brings his considerable leadership skills to enrich the academic enterprise. Thadhani is currently professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program Launches Master’s Degree in Health Delivery Science to Better Harness, Analyze Health Information

Doctors, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals are heading back to school at Cedars-Sinai, joining the first class of a new, accredited master’s degree program in health delivery science, offering an advanced curriculum focused on measuring and improving the value of healthcare.

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Noninvasive Eye Scan Could Detect Key Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Years Before Patients Show Symptoms

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Cedars-Sinai neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer’s disease affects the retina – the back of the eye – similarly to the way it affects the brain. The study also revealed that an investigational, noninvasive eye scan could detect the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease years before patients experience symptoms.

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Cedars-Sinai Awards $4.8M to Support Community Clinics and Other Safety Net Organizations for the Underserved

Cedars-Sinai is bolstering an ongoing effort to strengthen the social safety net in the Los Angeles region with a third year of grants — totaling $4,827,930 — to programs that address the physical and mental healthcare needs of many underserved populations, including the homeless, at-risk youth, immigrants and others.

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Cardiac Stem Cells from Young Hearts Could Rejuvenate Old Hearts, New Study Shows

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Cardiac stem cell infusions could someday help reverse the aging process in the human heart, making older ones behave younger, according to a new study from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.







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