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Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Neuro)

2021
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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February
03,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
For the first time in humans, investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified the neurons responsible for canceling planned behaviors or actions—a highly adaptive skill that when lost, can lead to unwanted movements.Known as “stop signal neurons,” thes...
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January
12,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Anyone who sees Colin Clark, 57, running, cycling or swimming around the Big Island of Hawaii, likely notices his athleticism and the smile permanently adorning his face.There is no noticeable hint of Clark's recent history: Just one year ago, Clark ...
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2020
December
29,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Ueli Rutishauser, PhD, professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai, has dedicated his career to understanding how new memories are formed and stored in the brain. His latest work, involving the recording of patients' ...
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December
28,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Pediatric neurosurgeon Moise Danielpour, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Neurosurgery Program, was recently named editor-in-chief of the journal Pediatric Neurosurgery.“I am delighted and honored to take over the helm of the journal, follo...
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November
17,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study led by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery has identified certain regions in the retina – the lining found in the back of the eye – that are more affected by Alzheimer’s disease than other areas. The findings may help physicians predi...
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November
06,
2020
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Following an extensive national search, Cedars-Sinai has appointed Zaldy Tan, MD, as the medical director of the Jona Goldrich Center for Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders and director of the memory and aging program. Tan is an experienced memory and ...
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October
27,
2020
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Lewy body dementia, also known as dementia with Lewy bodies, is a relatively frequent but often misunderstood form of dementia, which can cause loss of memory, language and problem-solving ability. The condition affects approximately 1.4 million peop...
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October
05,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
James Miller just celebrated his third birthday, but his parents feel like they are the ones who got the gift. That's because six months ago, James was so sick that he underwent life-saving surgery at Cedars-Sinai and the future didn't look bright.So...
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August
19,
2020
| 09:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study published today in the journal Nature could help explain why certain people who develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a deadly neurological disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, are prone to autoimmune diseases. ALS, which has n...
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August
17,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai's Comprehensive Stroke Center has the lowest mortality rate in the U.S. for ischemic strokes among Medicare patients, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.The hospital's ischemic stroke 30-day mortality...
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June
25,
2020
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified the pathways of neurons that help people retrieve information from memories and use that information to make decisions—a discovery that may aid development of future treatments for memory disorders that a...
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February
17,
2020
| 14:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Self magazine recently interviewed Ilan Danan, MD, sports neurologist and pain management specialist at the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, about exercise-induced headaches.“These kinds of headache...
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February
05,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A recent study led by Cedars-Sinai neuroscientists provides insight into how altered immune cells potentially could be used to help preserve cognition in patients with Alzheimer's disease.Investigators genetically modified immune cells called monocyt...
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January
27,
2020
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
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 Cedars-Sinai research. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these dise...
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January
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new Cedars-Sinai study reveals how memory and abnormal brain activity are linked in patients with epilepsy who often report problems with memory. The data show that abnormal electrical pulses from specific brain cells in these patients are associat...
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2019
December
05,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
HealthDay recently interviewed Adam Mamelak, MD, director of the Functional Neurosurgery Program and co-director of the Pituitary Center at Cedars-Sinai, on the surgical approach likely used to treat former President of the United States Jimmy Carter...
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December
02,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Ray Charles Foundation has made an investment in the future, donating $1 million to fund a new neurosurgery scholarship program at Cedars-Sinai.Under the direction of Keith L. Black, MD, chair of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery, schol...
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November
13,
2019
| 14:53 PM America/Los_Angeles
Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering after a surgery this week to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a subdural hematoma, according to a statement released by The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization founded by Carter and his wife, Ros...
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September
03,
2019
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has been named the coordinating center for a multicenter stroke research program that will be the first of its kind in the U.S.Dubbed the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN), the NIH-funded program, under the leadership of Patri...
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August
13,
2019
| 06:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
TV and podcast host Maria Menounos has spent much of her career featuring news and events happening in the lives of other people. But in a recent episode of her podcast, Better Together with Maria Menounos, she opened up about being diagnosed with a ...
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June
18,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Melinda Goldrich and Andrea Goldrich Cayton have donated $10 million in honor of their late father, Holocaust survivor and prominent Los Angeles real estate developer Jona Goldrich, Cedars-Sinai announced today. The gift will establish the Jona Goldr...
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May
20,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
August 30, 2017, is a date etched in Gregory Rutchik's mind forever. It was a Wednesday. He had just come back to his Los Angeles home from a trip to Seattle when he began experiencing some strange symptoms—a crick in his neck, some lightheadedness.A...
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May
10,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
After a comprehensive national search, Cedars-Sinai is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, as chair of the Department of Neurology. Sicotte has been at Cedars-Sinai for nine years, serving most recently as interim chair of Ne...
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May
09,
2019
| 08:35 AM America/Los_Angeles
A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors has shown promise in a clinical trial. The imaging system enables neurosurgeons to better see malignant growths that often are difficult to fully elimin...
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May
05,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
CBS 2/KCAL 9 Health Watch recently interviewed Chrystal Reed, MD, PhD, associate professor of Neurology at Cedara-Sinai and Ueli Rutishauser, PhD, the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Chair in Neurosciences, about their landmark brain study that ident...
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April
17,
2019
| 05:53 AM America/Los_Angeles
U.S. News & World Report recently wrote about a new Cedars-Sinai study that suggests nearly 18 percent of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis before being referred to two major Los Angeles medical centers for treatment actually had been misdia...
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