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

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 could influence the health of a family long after its primary...

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 health disparities.

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 working to advance scientific understanding of women's ...

Discoveries / Dec 03, 2020

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Unlocking the Mysteries of Endometriosis

Endometriosis, which affects more than 10% of women, can be agonizing and can increase infertility risk. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai are looking for a comprehensive approach to the problem of diagnosing the agonizing condition. Read more.

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 among patients highlighted larger social and economic ...

Discoveries / Dec 01, 2020

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Authentic Analysis

How can Cedars-Sinai understand patients to treat them more effectively? Do patients experience things differently based on their background and where they live? These questions inspired Harlem Lee to design a study focusing on patient ...

Discoveries / Oct 27, 2020

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Cleaning With Courage

Cedars-Sinai's Environmental Services staff have always worked with extreme caution. In the late 1800s, this handheld steam machine dispensed a thick yellow fog of carbolic acid into the operating chamber during procedures to kill ...

Discoveries / Oct 27, 2020

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The Heart of COVID-19

Cedars-Sinai researchers are making a critical difference in helping patients overcome a common reaction triggered by COVID-19, a cytokine storm, which can overwhelming the body with infection-fighting proteins triggering multiple ...

Discoveries / Oct 27, 2020

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Parkinson's Disease May Begin Before Birth

People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new research going on at Cedars-Sinai. Read more.

Discoveries / Oct 27, 2020