Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Published Research)

2019
September
04,
2019
| 03:17 PM America/Los_Angeles
ABC News recently interviewed Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, director of Cedars-Sinai's Health Service Research, about his new study showing the value of virtual reality (VR) for pain management. The study, published in the journal PLOS|ONE, the Public L...
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August
14,
2019
| 08:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study, published today in PLOS|ONE, the Public Library of Science, demonstrates the effectiveness of using virtual reality (VR) to combat pain for hospitalized patients. The study builds on previous work led by Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, direct...
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August
10,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Summer 2019 issue of Discoveries, Cedars-Sinai's flagship magazine, is now available in print and online. Published twice a year, Discoveries showcases scientific discoveries and the patients who benefit from those breakthroughs. "In this issu...
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July
11,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The New York Times recently interviewed Molly C. Easterlin, MD, about a study she led, which found that participating in team sports during childhood was associated with better mental health outcomes for adults who had experienced trauma as adolescen...
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July
02,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Science Times recently featured a research study published by a team of Cedars-Sinai scientists, led by Clive Svendsen, PhD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute. The study, published in the journal C...
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June
06,
2019
| 07:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
Teaching hospitals serve their communities in essential ways, but their financial health and overall effectiveness could be challenged by new healthcare payment policies, three Cedars-Sinai leaders write in a recent article published by NEJM Catalyst...
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June
06,
2019
| 05:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
Scientists can't make a living copy of your brain outside your body. That's the stuff of science fiction. But in a new study, they recreated a critical brain component, the blood-brain barrier, that functioned as it would in the individual who provid...
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April
04,
2019
| 04:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study provides critical insight into a little-known, yet relatively common, inherited neurological condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The findings point to a pathway to possible treatments for this disease and better understanding of...
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March
20,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A protein associated with cancer growth appears to drive the deadly lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai. The discovery, made in laboratory mice and human tissue samples, may have implicatio...
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March
15,
2019
| 04:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
Healthcare policymakers have long worried that value-based payment programs unfairly penalize hospitals treating many African-American patients, which could worsen health outcomes for this group. But a new study found that one major program was not a...
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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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March
06,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
London-based DailyMail.com, which claims more than 12 million daily unique visitors, and ScienceDaily, a widely read online source for research news, recently wrote about a Cedars-Sinai study that linked a common skin fungus to the intestinal disorde...
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February
21,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study has found that transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice, preserving their memory and learning abilities. The findings support an emerging model that attributes cognit...
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February
05,
2019
| 10:54 PM America/Los_Angeles
Reporter Nick Wilson from The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California, recently interviewed Cedars-Sinai postdoctoral fellow Samuel Sances, PhD, about the dramatic diving accident that inspired Sances to enter medical research. In a front-page story, ...
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2018
December
27,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
In 2018, Cedars-Sinai’s team of digestive and liver disease experts revealed breakthroughs in research and patient care with improved diagnostics tools and treatment protocols. "We have found that many of our discoveries are helping grow the pipel...
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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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September
25,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A newly developed drug can prevent the most common type of pancreatic cancer from growing and spreading in laboratory mice, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai. The study, published recently in the journal Gastroenterology, also demonstrated ...
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September
10,
2018
| 07:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
A scientific team led by Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $12 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate two deadly lung conditions: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and chronic lung allograft dysfunction. Idiopathic pulmonary f...
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August
27,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a simpler and more accurate method of estimating body fat than the widely used body mass index, or BMI, with the goal of better understanding obesity. The new method is highlighted in a study published in ...
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August
15,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When physicians follow computer alerts embedded in electronic health records, their hospitalized patients experience fewer complications and lower costs, leave the hospital sooner and are less likely to be readmitted, according to a study of inpatien...
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July
12,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Nearly four million women give birth in the U.S. each year, and it is the number one reason for all hospital admissions. But hospital satisfaction surveys generally don't include specific questions about women's experiences with their care in labor a...
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June
05,
2018
| 05:31 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai investigators have for the first time identified a gas produced in gut that could improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with two common intestinal illnesses—small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and irritable bowel syndro...
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May
29,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
  Physician satisfaction scores on online third-party review sites tend to be skewed and can easily mislead patients, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators. This distortion may have significant consequences as consumers rely in...
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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
19,
2018
| 08:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
Scientists have re-created brain neurons of obese patients using "disease in a dish" technology, offering a new method to study the brain's role in obesity and possibly help tailor treatments to specific individuals. "We have taken the first step ...
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April
17,
2018
| 03:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai are exploring a new way to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by transplanting specially engineered neural cells into the brain. Their new study shows the transplanted cells delayed disease progression and extende...
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April
09,
2018
| 05:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
A team of Cedars-Sinai investigators has developed a new technique for conducting cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests that improves patient comfort, shortens testing time and has the potential to increase diagnostic accuracy and reliabilit...
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April
02,
2018
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A team led by scientists at Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and Cedars-Sinai have developed a straightforward, computational way to measure cellular age, a feat that may lead to better, simpler screening and monitoring methods for cancer and othe...
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March
28,
2018
| 12:19 AM America/Los_Angeles
In a story on the KQED science blog, writer Danielle Venton outlines the path often taken by technological innovations in medicine. While new technology may create a frenzy of anticipation during development, it may fail to live up to expectations...
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