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What we don't know about the effect of medications on pregnancy could fill a large medical textbook. More than 90% of prescriptions haven't been tested on expectant mothers, leadin...

Discoveries / Jan 01, 2020

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Living With IBD: Surviving the Holidays

Parties and family gatherings with indulgent food, alcoholic beverages, and the stress of family pressures can lead to flare-ups of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. We asked ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 02, 2019

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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 informin...

Discoveries / Aug 09, 2019

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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 fo...

Discoveries / Feb 25, 2019

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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 ...

Discoveries / Feb 24, 2019

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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 retr...

Discoveries / Feb 20, 2019

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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

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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—includin...

Discoveries / Jul 27, 2018

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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 cl...

Discoveries / Jul 27, 2018

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What Are Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells?

Cedars-Sinai is researching the use of "programmable" pluripotent stem cells to study gastrointestinal diseases by creating bio-chips stored in organs.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 04, 2018

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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

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Softball Player Fights Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

At Cedars-Sinai, Serena Melvin's recovery from ulcerative colitis wasn't easy. But now, she's a rising star again on her competitive softball team.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 03, 2017

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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

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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