A Deep Dive with Data Scientists

Get to know Cedars-Sinai’s bioinformatics champions, who dig through vast data sets to distill meaningful patterns from our genes, tissues and behaviors. Their research is informing new ways to predict, identify and treat disease.

Discoveries / Aug 09, 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

FUNGOME /fuhng-ohm/

The microbiome is popularly understood to be the community of bacteria that live and work in our guts and on our skin. But, in fact, those bacteria have a lot of neighbors—including unsung members of the fungal kingdom.

Discoveries / Jul 27, 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

What Are Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells?

Think of pluripotent stem cells as master cells capable of maturing into any human cell they want.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 04, 2018

IBS or IBD Symptoms: What is the Difference?

Both irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) cause similar, painful symptoms. However, they're very different conditions. Learn more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 06, 2018

Softball Player Fights Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) had Serena Melvin fighting for her life, but now the 11-year-old is back to playing competitive softball.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 04, 2017

A Study Digest

This timeline traces the research of Stephan Targan, MD, from the seed of a great idea to tangible advancements in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Discoveries / Apr 30, 2017

Beware of Watchdog Enzyme

Cedars-Sinai investigators have discovered that an enzyme associated with energy production also plays a key role in boosting immunity to disease.

Discoveries / Apr 29, 2017