Articles tagged with 'Neuro' | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Neuro)

2022
May
17,
2022
| 06:12 AM America/Los_Angeles
There's a huge urgency worldwide to find new therapies that help patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurological disorder that causes people to eventually lose the ability to walk, talk, eat and breathe.ALS attacks nerve cells...
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May
12,
2022
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Treating pregnant women with opioid use disorder can help minimize opioid-related brain abnormalities in their newborns.Led by scientists at Cedars-Sinai, this is the first study to report evidence validating the benefits of using medication for opio...
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May
05,
2022
| 11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers from Cedars-Sinai's Center for Neural Science and Medicine and Department of Neurosurgery have uncovered how signals from a group of neurons in the brain's frontal lobe simultaneously give humans the flexibility to learn new tasks—and the...
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May
02,
2022
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
In June of 2021, retired nurse Linda Leaming, 70, of LaVerne, was admitted to Cedars-Sinai after suffering a stroke. She was delirious and refusing to eat and drink, and her husband, Rich Leaming, struggled with decisions about her care. Neuropalliat...
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April
18,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Using advanced techniques for imaging the brain and eyes, along with new biomarkers, researchers in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai are working to present a clearer picture of multiple sclerosis (MS). Their work could lead to improved dia...
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April
05,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital has received Primary Stroke Center designation from the Joint Commission—a nonprofit accrediting body for healthcare organizations and programs—and the American Stroke Association. The designation certifies the ho...
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March
30,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai neurology experts are available to discuss the latest advances in research and clinical care for patients with disorders of the nervous system ahead of the 74th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), happening April 2...
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March
18,
2022
| 11:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
In a study led by Cedars-Sinai, researchers have uncovered new information about how the area of the brain responsible for memory is triggered when the eyes come to rest on a face versus another object or image. Their findings, published in the peer-...
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March
16,
2022
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Brian Renner, MD, a research associate in the Neuroimaging Program in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai, was honored with the Young Investigator Award for Best Oral Presentation at the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multip...
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March
07,
2022
| 08:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
In a study led by Cedars-Sinai, researchers have discovered two types of brain cells that play a key role in dividing continuous human experience into distinct segments that can be recalled later. The discovery provides new promise as a path toward d...
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February
22,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has launched the Acoustic Neuroma and Lateral Skull Base Program, further expanding its expertise in treating patients with these noncancerous—but potentially life-altering—tumors.Acoustic neuromas usually form in a set of nerves that ru...
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February
18,
2022
| 07:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Epilepsy Fellowship Program at Cedars-Sinai was recently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the physician-led organization responsible for accrediting all graduate medical training programs for physici...
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January
14,
2022
| 06:54 AM America/Los_Angeles
Medicare officials recently issued a preliminary decision stating that the federal health insurance program for older Americans will cover Aduhelm, the first new drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Alzheimer’s disease sin...
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2021
December
22,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The most-read stories on the Cedars-Sinai Newsroom during 2021 covered a wide range of topics, from heart disease and irritable bowel syndrome to social anxiety and lung transplantation. But one theme dominated the most popular stories: COVID-19.COVI...
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December
09,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As we approach the two-year mark of battling COVID-19, Cedars-Sinai 's Newsroom Team aims to brighten the holiday season with stories about our patients, our caregivers and their medical triumphs. Click here to read the collection. Happy Holidays to ...
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December
02,
2021
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai researchers have found that blocking the action of a protein called interleukin 6 (IL-6), part of the immune system, could resolve the delirium that often accompanies urinary tract infection (UTI) in elderly patients. Their study in labo...
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November
08,
2021
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Children who have spent most of the COVID-19 pandemic at home and only recently resumed some in-person learning at school might not feel quite ready for the many gatherings with friends and family as the holiday season approaches. But while kids coul...
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November
04,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Spine neurosurgeon Corey Walker, MD, was recently selected to join the faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai. Walker comes to Cedars-Sinai from the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, where he distinguished himself in the su...
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October
20,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
One year ago, 12-year-old Lalia Susini arrived at Cedars-Sinai's Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department with a traumatic brain injury and complete paralysis on the left side of her body.Within moments, the preteen went from rising child actress an...
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October
18,
2021
| 07:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Shlee Song, MD, will assume a new role as Cedars-Sinai's Vice Chair in the Department of Neurology for System Integration, tapping her to spearhead the expansion of neurological care to affiliated regional hospitals and their communities."Dr. Song ha...
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October
11,
2021
| 07:11 AM America/Los_Angeles
As part of an expansion of neurology patient services, board-certified neurologist and headache specialist Nasima Diana Shadbehr, DO, is heading up a newly created headache clinic at Cedars-Sinai. Her goal is to build a world-class center where patie...
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August
31,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
It has been almost 20 years since Oluwaseun “Seun” Omofoye, MD, a Nigerian native who moved to the United States at 16, embarked on his quest to become a neurosurgeon. Now, after completing his final year of fellowship training at Cedars-Sinai, the 3...
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July
08,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Hyperactive immune cells in the brain may play a role in the early development of the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and a form of dementia that strikes younger people, according to a study conducted by investigators f...
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June
23,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $11.99 million by California's stem cell agency to launch a clinical trial testing a potential gene and stem cell therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegene...
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June
18,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
One week after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Aducanumab, a first-of-its-kind treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, Cedars-Sinai memory experts weighed in on what patients and caregivers should know about the controversial drug.Aducanum...
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May
26,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As Michael Shutt, then 48, recovered at Cedars-Sinai from back-to-back strokes six years ago, his memory wandered to a beach in his home state of Massachusetts.“I was 8 years old, learning to swim, and the waves kept pummeling on top of me,” recalls ...
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April
14,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
At just 8 years old, Benjamin Gordon’s life was flipped upside down when his father, Greg, was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer.Keith Black, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai, led the care team...
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March
15,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more readily available to people across the country, many patients living with multiple sclerosis (MS), an often debilitating autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, are questioning whether patients on certai...
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March
02,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
At 36, neuroscientist Tanuj Gulati, PhD, is still in the early phases of his career, but his contributions to the field of neurosciences have been nothing short of impactful. His research is so promising, in fact, that the National Science Foundation...
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February
23,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A surgical procedure advanced and studied by vascular neurosurgeons at Cedars-Sinai dramatically reduced the rate of recurrent strokes among patients with atherosclerotic disease, a new study shows.Atherosclerotic disease, also known as hardening of ...
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