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COVID-19 Vaccine and IBD and Cancer

Cedars-Sinai investigators are studying whether the COVID-19 vaccine is as safe and effective for people undergoing immunotherapies, like for cancer and IBD.

Discoveries / Feb 18, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Questions Answered

The rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines, and the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency approval, raise hope for a return to normalcy as well as questions about personal safet...

Discoveries / Feb 18, 2021

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mRNA Vaccines: An Explanation

Scientists have been studying mRNA technology for vaccines for nearly two decades.. Now, with technology, it has the potential to transform vaccines like the one for COVID-19.

Discoveries / Feb 18, 2021

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The Beat Goes On: How Minimally Invasive Surgery Saved A 77-Ye...

Just a decade ago, surgical options were limited for people like 77-year-old drummer Denny Seiwell, who came to Cedars-Sinai with a life-threatening aortic aneurysm. But advances i...

Discoveries / Feb 17, 2021

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Maximizing Mobility

Severe arthritis in degenerated joints can cause as much pain and disability as a hip or knee fracture, says Cedars-Sinai orthopaedic surgeon Brad Penenberg, MD. Recent advances in...

Discoveries / Feb 15, 2021

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Meet Nursing Leader and Advocate Margo Minissian, RN, PhD

Margo Minissian, RN, PhD, redefines the role of the nurse. Her recent appointment as executive director of the Geri and Richard Brawerman Nursing Institute marks a renewed focus on...

Discoveries / Feb 15, 2021

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Being Patient: The Delicate Timing of Organ Transplantation

Organ transplantation involves waiting, rushing, and waiting. With long delays finding the donor organs, the race begins with the transplant, then a lifetime of antirejection maint...

Discoveries / Feb 15, 2021

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Pickleball Anyone?

The 85-year-old patient wanted to know whether he would be able to return to his favorite pastime—the paddle sport pickleball—after minimally invasive procedure called a laparoscop...

Discoveries / Feb 15, 2021

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Valve Value

Raj Makkar, MD, keeps a photograph of one of his patients: a centenarian grinning in front of a vibrant yellow logo at his favorite country radio station. Makkar met him eight year...

Discoveries / Feb 15, 2021

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A Double-Edged Sword: Inflammation and Your Health

Inflammation is the body's defense against injury and infection but, left unchecked, it can ravage organs and trigger disease. Cedars-Sinai scientists are seeking ways to dampen th...

Discoveries / Feb 12, 2021

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Five Things We Know About the Placenta—and a Few We Wish We Di...

At one point, we all relied on a placenta to sustain our life, but it remains one of the least-studied human organs. Investigators at Cedars-Sinai believe this transient organ coul...

Discoveries / Feb 12, 2021

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Researcher Has Fascination with the Unseen in Cancer

Blandine Victor feels strongly that science, understanding the unseen, must be grounded in making tangible differences—one reason she feels strongly about working toward addressing...

Discoveries / Feb 11, 2021

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A Tale of Two Pandemics: A Look Back

Cedars-Sinai's roots grew out of the institutions that served Los Angeles during the 1918 influenza pandemic, and were transformed by that virus. Read more.

Discoveries / Feb 11, 2021

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Sex-Related Health Differences

Medical research has long been based on studies performed in men alone, meaning many diagnoses, treatments and drugs are blindly applied to women. Cedars-Sinai investigators are wo...

Discoveries / Dec 03, 2020

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Mission Critical: Racial Disparities in COVID-19

Every week since March 2020, Cedars-Sinai has collected data about COVID-19 patients to gain insights and best prepare for patients. But widening disparities in race and ethnicity ...

Discoveries / Dec 01, 2020