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Scientists Re-Create Brain Neurons to Study Obesity and Personalize Treatment

Scientists have re-created brain neurons of obese patients using "disease in a dish" technology, offering a new method to study the brain's role in obesity and possibly help tailor treatments to specific individuals.
19-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


ALS Treatment Delays Disease and Extends Life in Rats

Investigators at Cedars-Sinai are exploring a new way to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by transplanting specially engineered neural cells into the brain. Their new study shows the transplanted cells delayed disease progression and...
17-Apr-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Renowned Surgeon, George Berci, Once a Conscripted Laborer for Nazis; Later Pioneered Developments Leading to a Medical Revolution of Minimally Invasive Surgeries

In 1942, George Berci was one of hundreds of Jewish conscripted laborers who were packed into a railroad car as human freight -- bound for a concentration camp. Berci survived the war and the subsequent 1956 Soviet invasion of Budapest. He went on...
10-Apr-2018 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Cardiac Imaging Technique Shortens Testing Time and Improves Patient Comfort, Potentially Increasing Diagnostic Accuracy for Heart Disease

EMBARGOED - A team of Cedars-Sinai investigators has developed a new technique for conducting cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests that improves patient comfort, shortens testing time and has the potential to increase diagnostic accuracy...
6-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain's Tiniest Blood Vessels Trigger Spinal Motor Neurons to Develop

A new study has revealed that the human brain's tiniest blood vessels can activate genes known to trigger spinal motor neurons, prompting the neurons to grow during early development. The findings could provide insights into how amyotrophic lateral...
23-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Cedars-Sinai Investigator Awarded Grant to Study Esophageal Cancer

Dechen Lin, PhD, a research scientist in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine, has been awarded $175,000 from the Price Family Foundation and the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal...
14-Mar-2018 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Barbershop-based Healthcare Study Successfully Lowers High Blood Pressure in African-American Men

African-American men successfully lowered their high blood pressure to healthy levels when aided by a pharmacist and their local barber, according to a new study from the Smidt Heart Institute.
8-Mar-2018 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


Cedars-Sinai Amputee Patient Gets "Bionic Leg"

Christopher Rowles, 59, was sidelined after losing half of his leg to amputation in 2011. Thanks to a new technique called osseointegration, he's back to pursuing his favorite hobby -- river fishing. Rowles is one of the first people in the country...
6-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Epidemiologist Discusses Best Ways to Stay Healthy as Flu Season Peaks

Influenza is a serious illness that sometimes can result in death. Jonathan Grein, MD, Cedars-Sinai medical director of Hospital Epidemiology, is available to discuss ways to keep healthy as flu activity surges dramatically.
8-Jan-2018 5:00 AM EST


Joint Replacement Expert: Exercisers in Their 40s and 50s Should “Agercise” Their Workouts

Sprains and strains are painful, but they can also be a blessing, says Dr. Robert Klapper, co-director of Cedars-Sinai's Joint Replacement Program. These injuries are a wake-up call -- warnings that if you keep doing what you’re doing, you could...
20-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST


Cedars-Sinai Brain Tumor Expert Available to Discuss Diagnosis and the Latest Treatment Options for Glioblastoma and Other Brain Cancers

20-Jul-2017 3:05 AM EDT

Prominent Cancer Expert Reveals Five Easy Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

In a new video posted today, Cedars-Sinai melanoma expert Omid Hamid, MD, offers five easy actions you can take to protect you and your family from skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the U.S. The video is available for streaming and...
25-May-2016 4:05 AM EDT

Cedars-Sinai Breast Cancer Expert Discusses Latest Mammogram Guidelines and Controversy in New Video

11-Jan-2016 3:00 PM EST

Metastatic Melanoma Expert Available for Comment

20-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT


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.
20-Feb-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.
7-Nov-2013 2:20 AM EST

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