Eyes on the Brain

Philanthropic support led to a breakthrough in detecting Alzheimer's disease early: a simple, noninvasive eye exam to detect Alzheimer’s disease up to two decades before it becomes symptomatic.

Discoveries / Feb 24, 2019

You Must Remember This

A Cedars-Sinai study illuminates how the human brain forms new recollections—providing insights into potential treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

Discoveries / Feb 19, 2019

Do I Look Fat in these Genes?

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai are recreating brain neurons to study obesity and personalize treatment.

Discoveries / Feb 18, 2019

Cancer in the Air

While air pollution has long been linked to disease, a recent Cedars-Sinai study reveals how nickel particles and other airborne matter influence genetics in a potentially damaging way.

Discoveries / Feb 18, 2019

Filed to Memory

Cedars-Sinai investigators are sketching a dynamic picture of the brain that shows how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. The long-term goal is to find treatments for memory disorders like ...

Discoveries / Jul 26, 2018

The Boxer: Vince Hendrickson

Twice a week, Vince Hendrickson pulls on bright-red boxing gloves to push through Parkinson’s symptoms and complete demanding workouts at a Los Angeles boxing gym.

Discoveries / Dec 04, 2017

The Dancer: Linda Berghoff

Ballet. Jazz. Tap. Hip-hop. Linda Berghoff does it all — with grace and gratitude. She defies and resists her Parkinson’s diagnosis with elegant arabesques or Bob Fosse–style routines.

Discoveries / Dec 04, 2017

The Skier: Adi Erber

Despite having Parkinson’s disease, veteran skier Adi Erber still coaches several days a week during ski season and goes to the gym six days a week year-round.

Discoveries / Dec 04, 2017

The Runner: Bobbie Poledouris

Bobbie Poledouris is always eager for the next leg in life’s marathon. Refusing to let Parkinson's slow her down, she runs faster and farther than she did before her diagnosis.

Discoveries / Dec 04, 2017

The Tennis Player: Bernie LeSage

Self-taught tennis player Bernie LeSage has made a comeback on the national tournament circuit despite Parkinson’s disease.

Discoveries / Dec 04, 2017

Baby’s First Map

The infant brain is famously pliable, an organ of explosive growth and unparalleled adaptability. But this period of rapid development comes with a large dose of vulnerability.

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017

On Top of Their Game

Parkinson’s disease notoriously robs the body of its ability to move. The five men and women portrayed here slowed the excruciating creep of the disease in the most challenging way possible: They decided to move more — and with more ...

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017

Memory Lane

How do we store memories? Recently, investigators at Cedars-Sinai made a surprising discovery about short-term memory, which is the ability to maintain ideas, thoughts, images, and objects for seconds or minutes.

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017