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Gene editing may be the answer to treating or hindering many inherited diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa, a form of blindness.
Discoveries / Aug 09, 2017
The Schimmelbusch mask, invented in 1890 and named for its German creator, introduced a portable, hygienic way to put someone under for surgery.
Discoveries / May 07, 2017
After years of failure, immunotherapy finally is working wonders for some cancers, transforming death sentences into long-term remission. The problem? It doesn’t work in most cance...
Millions of lives have been saved since the first organ transplantation in 1954. Today’s leading-edge technology brings new promise but barriers remain. We asked 14 experts for the...
Discoveries / May 03, 2017
Jennifer Anger, MD, shares her thoughts on advancing robotic surgery practices, mentoring young physicians, and bridging medicine’s gender gap.
Discoveries / May 01, 2017
Aging is as fundamental as time itself. In the interest of demystifying the process, Discoveries presents a scientific guide to the force of time on the human organism.
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
Cardiologists at Cedars-Sinai have modified a tried-and-true surgical procedure to successfully treat the most common heart problem among extremely premature babies, patent ductus ...
Eighteen patients are about to receive an investigational stem cell/gene therapy combination that may stall progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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
Cedars-Sinai investigators have identified a major cause of pulmonary fibrosis. The disease appears to result from the failure of lung stem cells that help airways recover from inj...
Michael Freeman, PhD, and Sungyong You, PhD, are finding ways to identify which patients are likely to develop aggressive types of prostate cancer even if their tumors at first app...
An experimental device snags tumor cells like Velcro to speed cancer diagnosis and predict disease spread. The experimental device, the NanoVelcro Chip, could replace traditional b...
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
A study shows how cigarettes may cause pancreatic cancer — and uncovers a potential way to treat it.