DNA Cut and Paste

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

Into the Ether

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

The Weapon Inside

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 cancers — at least, not yet.

Discoveries / May 07, 2017

All Eyes on Transplantation

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 their big ideas on how to improve the dynamic field.

Discoveries / May 03, 2017

Mover and Shaker: Jennifer Anger, MD

Jennifer Anger, MD, shares her thoughts on advancing robotic surgery practices, mentoring young physicians, and bridging medicine’s gender gap.

Discoveries / May 01, 2017

Age: A Biological Guide to Longevity

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.

Discoveries / May 01, 2017

To Mend the Smallest Hearts

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 arteriosus (PDA).

Discoveries / Apr 30, 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

New Combo Treatment for ALS

Eighteen patients are about to receive an investigational stem cell/gene therapy combination that may stall progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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

Breathing Room

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 injury.

Discoveries / Apr 29, 2017

Prostate Lines

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 appear to be lower risk.

Discoveries / Apr 29, 2017

The Gift of Grab

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 biopsies with a simple blood draw.

Discoveries / Apr 29, 2017

Another Blow to Concussions

Can a series of blows to the head lead to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? Two studies at Cedars-Sinai have provided some early answers and guidance for future research.

Discoveries / Apr 26, 2017

The Diabetes Connection

Research at Cedars-Sinai shows cutting off specific nerves to the kidney actually could improve insulin’s effectiveness in the liver and have a positive outcome for diabetic patients.

Discoveries / Apr 26, 2017