Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Neurology & Neurosurgery)

2019
September
03,
2019
| 05:01 PM 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 P...
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June
18,
2019
| 03:00 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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. ...
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May
10,
2019
| 03:00 PM 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
05,
2019
| 03:00 PM 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
| 02:53 PM 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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April
12,
2019
| 12:16 AM America/Los_Angeles
Yahoo! Lifestyle recently published an interview with Patrick Lyden, MD, professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai, about the connection between genetics and Alzheimer’s. As the article explains, many people wonder ...
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April
09,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
L.A. Parent recently interviewed Yana J. Tavyev, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Cedars-Sinai, about a new study in the journal Pediatrics that found children with autism are more than twice as likely to have sleep problems as ...
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April
08,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Nearly 18 percent of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis before being referred to two major Los Angeles medical centers for treatment actually had been misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease, a new Cedars-Sinai study found.  The retrospec...
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March
18,
2019
| 12:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Park Labrea News and Beverly Press recently covered Cedars-Sinai’s annual Brainworks event, a day-long program of unique scientific and medical learning experiences for middle school students that is led by Keith Black, MD, chair of Cedars-Sinai's De...
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March
12,
2019
| 06:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
United Press International (UPI), a leading provider of news, photos and information to readers around the world, recently wrote about a recent study co-authored by Helen Goodridge, PhD, associate professor of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Ceda...
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February
06,
2019
| 10:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Patrick D. Lyden, MD, explains how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and what to do to get help. Click here to learn more.  ...
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2018
December
21,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers and clinicians in the neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai had a busy 2018, producing a number of significant studies that shed light on neurological conditions affecting millions of Americans. “Cedars-Sinai has long been known for the qualit...
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December
04,
2018
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of conditions including obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. Catc...
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October
18,
2018
| 04:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
A surgical technique called EDAS (encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis) significantly decreases the rate of stroke recurrence and death for patients with severe atherosclerosis of the brain arteries, according to findings of a Phase IIa clinical trial pre...
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October
10,
2018
| 02:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Growth rates of brain circuits in infancy may help experts predict what a child's intelligence and emotional health could be when the child turns 4, a new study has found. Along with prior research, these findings could help future physicians identif...
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August
25,
2018
| 05:11 AM America/Los_Angeles
The death today of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) sheds a new light on glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer that the American Brain Tumor Association estimated would be diagnosed in nearly 13,000 people this year. "Glioblastoma makes up about 60 perce...
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August
01,
2018
| 01:58 AM America/Los_Angeles
Michele Tagliati, MD, director of the Movement Disorders Program in the Department of Neurology, recently appeared on CNN Newsroom to discuss the early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease and how patients might be able to lessen their symptoms. T...
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August
01,
2018
| 06:19 PM America/Los_Angeles
Why isn't there a drug to cure ALS? What are the promising paths toward developing treatments for it? How do I find ALS clinical trials? These questions and more were tackled Tuesday by two renowned Cedars-Sinai investigators and two other scienti...
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May
08,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Prolonged exposure to particulate matter in air pollution in the Los Angeles Basin triggered inflammation and the appearance of cancer-related genes in the brains of rats, a Cedars-Sinai study has found. While previous research has documented the ...
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May
02,
2018
| 03:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Research from Cedars-Sinai sheds light on how the human brain rapidly forms new memories, providing insights into potential new treatments for memory disorders. A new study examined neurons that produce dopamine, a compound that acts as a transmit...
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April
26,
2018
| 10:49 PM America/Los_Angeles
Reader’s Digest journalist Jessica Migala recently talked with Patrick Lyden, MD, chair of Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Neurology, about how to sharpen your short-term memory and keep forgetfulness at bay. Short-term memory is the type of brain fu...
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March
26,
2018
| 10:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
Calling the brain "the most incredible structure in the known universe," Keith L. Black, MD, welcomed about 170 middle and high school students to Cedars-Sinai’s annual Brainworks event. The day-long program of unique scientific and medical learning ...
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January
26,
2018
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A specialized stenting system used to open blocked arteries in the brain resulted in a low complication rate among a specific group of patients with stroke histories, a study led by Cedars-Sinai researchers has found. The Wingspan® Stent System Po...
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2011
September
21,
2011
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Michael J. Alexander, MD, professor and vice-chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has been named president-elect of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. The Society is a 600-member organization of doctors ...
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August
17,
2011
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Nurgul Djantelieva could come home Saturday night with a new, glittering crown and bouquets of flowers. But even if she doesn’t take top honors at the Mrs. Asia USA pageant, she’s already won an even more important contest – beating a potentially ...
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August
16,
2011
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
While deep brain stimulation has gained recognition by referring physicians as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, just half of the patients they recommend are appropriate candidates to begin this relatively new therapy ...
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July
21,
2011
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Renowned neurosurgeon Keith L. Black, MD, will receive the National Urban League’s highest honor on July 30 during the organization’s annual conference in Boston. He is chairman and professor of the Department of Neurosurgery, director of the Maxi...
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July
20,
2011
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Neurologist Michele Tagliati, MD, director of the Movement Disorders Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, served on an elite international task force commissioned by the Movement Disorder Society to provide insights and guidance on deep brain stim...
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June
15,
2011
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute targets overactive antigens in highly aggressive brain tumors and improves length of survival in newly diagnosed patients, accordi...
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