The Science of Eating: Studying Food and How it Affects Us

For most of us, food is not just nutrition—it's social, it's how we bond, and how we spend time with our families.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 10, 2019

Research Closeup: Fungus and Crohn's disease

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have linked a specific gut fungus with Crohn's disease.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 31, 2019

What are autoimmune diseases?

Because the immune system can target any part of the body, no two autoimmune diseases are the same.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 28, 2019

She's Got Guts

Rising star Suzanne Devkota, PhD, is passionate about the convergence of food, health, and the bugs that live in our guts. Her ever-present “poop pillow” serves as an icebreaker for her mission to destigmatize discussion of fecal matter.

Discoveries / Feb 25, 2019

A Gut Check for Precision Medicine

Philanthropic gifts have allowed Dr. Stephan Targan to build the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute into an investigatory powerhouse and to expand the Cedars-Sinai Material and Information ...

Discoveries / Feb 24, 2019

Married to the Microbiome

Gastroenterologist Mark Pimentel, MD, and endocrinologist Ruchi Mathur, MD, are not only married, but they’ve also successfully united their two fields of research. Here, they retrace the evolution of their unlikely partnership as ...

Discoveries / Feb 20, 2019

The Rebounder

A former professional basketball player and globetrotter, Lisa S. Thomas has spent the last 19 years studying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Cedars-Sinai.

Discoveries / Feb 19, 2019

Worldwide Wellness

Cedars-Sinai investigators partner around the globe to export the medical center’s lifesaving advances in biomedicine to physicians and patients in need.

Discoveries / Feb 19, 2019

Research Closeup: Microorganism M. Smithii

A single-celled microbe that lives in our guts has been linked to some health conditions that can be tough to treat.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 14, 2019

Cow Milk vs. Milk Alternatives: Soy, Nut & Others

Which milk is best for you? We asked Cedars-Sinai dietician Keiy Murofushi.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 06, 2019

What Causes Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers?

Is it stress? Is it spicy food? What causes ulcers? To better understand ulcers and their causes, we asked Cedars-Sinai gastroenterologist Dr. Quin Liu.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 16, 2018

Why Are Ashkenazi Jews Likely to Get Crohn's Disease?

Increased genetic risk factors seen in Ashkenazi populations appear to be rooted in history.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 12, 2018

Food Poisoning: Signs & Treatment Tips

We all feel nauseated or have diarrhea from time to time, and it usually isn't food poisoning. So how do you know if you're poisoned? Learn more from an expert.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 19, 2018

Research Closeup: Fatty Liver Disease & Diet

"We're trying to understand why some people with liver disease progress to cancer, and why others do not."

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 07, 2018

Gut Check

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai and Emulate Inc. of Boston have created an AA battery-sized Intestine-Chip that mimics a patient’s real gut activity, bringing personalized treatments closer.

Discoveries / Jul 27, 2018