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Better Brain Surgery

In 2016, the Butte Lab at Cedars-Sinai began testing a very fast laser system that could distinguish between tumors and normal tissue to make brain surgery more precise.

Discoveries / Feb 11, 2020

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Women in Neurosurgery

Three female residents forge futures in the historically male-dominated specialty of neurosurgery.

Discoveries / Aug 01, 2019


Never Too Young to Have a Stroke: Dan Ortiz's Story

"This isn't something I expected to happen at 33, but this experience has helped me reframe what's important in life."

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 23, 2019


CSF Leak Patient Won't Wait for a Cure to Be Happy

Brianna Cardenas spent 3 years looking for the cause of mysterious neck pain.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 18, 2018


Brain Tumor Patient Rachel Brandt Tackles the NYC Marathon

Rachel Brandt was a healthy 27-year-old who was planning her wedding when an unusual headache sent her to the ER.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 31, 2018


Stroke Patient Kate Briscoe Is Beating the Odds

Kate Briscoe suffered a type of stroke that usually kills half of patients within 30 days after the traumatic event. Following an induced coma and brain surgery, is progressing on her road to recovery thanks to the support of family, ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 08, 2018


Brainworks Takes LA Students Inside the Brain

As a part of the Brainworks program, 175 students from different LA schools visited Cedars-Sinai to explore medical careers. Learn more about this program.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 11, 2018


Beneficial Aspects of Scary Microbes & Viruses

Scary microbes and toxins aren't all bad—some medical "monsters" do good. Learn about the benefits of some these conditions from the experts at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 27, 2017


Gabriel Goldberg's Stroke Patient Timeline

After suffering a stroke, Gabriel Goldberg received a life-saving neurological procedure at Cedars-Sinai. Read about his story - from symptoms to discharge.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 10, 2017


Real-Life Superhero: Bystander Saves Woman Hit by Car

When Barb Sachs needed a hero, stranger Keta Meggett came to her rescue.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 16, 2017


Competitive Mountain Biker Overcomes Epilepsy

Scott's epilepsy began when he was at the top of his competitive biking career. Thanks to Cedars-Sinai, his seizures are gone and he's back to winning races.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 30, 2017

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Seeing Through the Machine’s Eye

Machine learning, a fast-growing branch of artificial intelligence, is helping scientists overcome the human eye’s limitations — with radical results.

Discoveries / Apr 26, 2017


Brainworks Program: Students Become Neurosurgeons for a Day

Cedars-Sinai's Brainworks Program gave Los Angeles students the opportunity to be neurosurgeon for a day. Learn more about this incredible program.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 20, 2017


BrightMatter Guide: A GPS-Like Brain Surgery Device

Cedar-Sinai's Dr. Keith Black compares being a brain surgeon to being a thief in the night. Watch a video of the GPS-like tool used to sneak into the brain.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 02, 2017