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

Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Research)

2022
January
27,
2022
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
The number of people hospitalized for a hypertensive crisis—when blood pressure increases so much it can cause a heart attack, stroke or other sudden cardiovascular event—more than doubled from 2002 to 2014, according to Cedars-Sinai investigators.Th...
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January
25,
2022
| 11:36 AM America/Los_Angeles
Two recent discoveries by stem cell scientists at Cedars-Sinai may help make cancer treatment more efficient and shorten the time it takes for people to recover from radiation and chemotherapy.In the first study, published in the journal Blood, inves...
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January
04,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Joanna Chikwe, MD, founding chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute, has been named editor-in-chief of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' premier academic journal, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.With over 1.5 million pa...
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January
03,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 can trigger an immune response that lasts well beyond the initial infection and recovery—even among people who had mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, according to Cedars-Sinai investigators. The finding...
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2021
December
30,
2021
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
The secret to producing large batches of stem cells more efficiently may lie in the near-zero gravity conditions of space. Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have found that microgravity has the potential to contribute to life-saving advances on Earth by fac...
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December
28,
2021
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Stem cell scientists have revealed the origins of a common ovarian cancer by modeling fallopian tube tissues, allowing them to characterize how a genetic mutation puts women at high risk for this cancer. The created tissues, known as organoids, hold ...
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December
14,
2021
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified growth hormone in the colon that increases as the colon ages—a discovery that can help guide the development of a new anti-aging therapy.The findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Reports, ...
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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
26,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The fall issue of Discoveries, Cedars-Sinai's magazine dedicated to healing, life-changing scientific breakthroughs—and the people behind them—is now available online and in print. The publication is sent out twice a year to 120,000 patients, medical...
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November
24,
2021
| 15:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A research team co-led by Cedars-Sinai has created a method for using widely available data to identify proteins that could play key roles in tumor formation. Called master transcription factors (MTFs), these proteins vary with each cancer type and c...
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November
11,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Scientists from Cedars-Sinai are gearing up to send stem cells into space to test whether it is possible to produce large batches in zero gravity for use in treating a variety of diseases back on Earth.The investigators are partnering with a private ...
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November
02,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai found that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)─whose treatment can weaken the immune system─produced a strong antibody response to COVID-19 vaccination. The study findings have been published in the Annals of In...
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October
13,
2021
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers from the Smidt Heart Institute have discovered two alarming trends in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy—also known as "broken heart" syndrome—a condition that is often triggered by stress or loss and can lead to long-term heart injury and impaired...
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October
06,
2021
| 05:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Smidt Heart Institute researchers have found that taking high doses of fish oil supplements—specifically one gram or more per day—may increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm disturbance with potentially serious c...
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October
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have found that aging produces significant changes in the microbiome of the human small intestine distinct from those caused by medications or illness burden. The findings have been published in the journal Cell Reports.“B...
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September
30,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is joining a nationwide study to investigate how children's development is impacted by biological and environmental exposures, especially to opioids, marijuana, alcohol and tobacco, before and shortly after birth. The goal is to develop ...
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September
29,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
More than half of U.S. women will experience at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetimes, while a quarter will have a subsequent infection. Recurrent urinary tract infections are defined as two or more infections in six months or th...
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September
21,
2021
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
After reviewing national data from nearly 160,000 patients, Cedars-Sinai researchers found that transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, could be a favorable option for some low-risk patients with bicuspid aortic stenosis. The findings were p...
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September
16,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Natalie Ann Bello, MD, MPH, an innovator and researcher in the field of cardiology with a special interest in hypertension and cardiovascular risk surrounding pregnancy, has been selected as director of Hypertension Research in the Smidt Heart Instit...
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September
09,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Tempus, a leader in artificial intelligence and precision medicine, are harnessing the power of big data and AI to design personalized cancer treatment options by creating virtual replicas of patients’ DNA, RNA, protein and ot...
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September
01,
2021
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer researchers have created a new system for classifying melanoma when the disease has spread to the lymph nodes. This system may offer a better tool for predicting patients' outcomes and determining their treatment needs. The study ...
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August
30,
2021
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers from the Smidt Heart Institute suggest that, contrary to common belief, the risk of developing high blood pressure has more to do with genetics in women than in men. The effect of genes on hypertension risk, when compared to that of lifes...
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August
27,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A rare but serious inflammatory condition that affects children who contract COVID-19 produces a distinctive pattern of biomarkers that may help physicians predict disease severity and also aid researchers in developing new treatments, according to a...
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August
24,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer researchers have discovered that intestinal microorganisms help regulate anti-tumor immune responses to radiation treatments, and that fungi and bacteria have opposing effects on those responses. The study, conducted in laboratory...
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August
23,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study from the Smidt Heart Institute and the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) that reviewed national data on more than 24,000 patients who had mechanical pumps implanted to treat advanced heart failure ...
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August
18,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai investigators have identified a subtype of cancer cells that could help predict how bladder cancers respond to certain therapies. Their findings likely will guide physicians toward the most effective treatment for patients with that canc...
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August
06,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
ACE inhibitors, a type of medication taken daily by millions of Americans to treat hypertension, diabetic kidney disease and heart failure, could increase patents' risk of infection under certain conditions, preliminary research from Cedars-Sinai sug...
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August
04,
2021
| 18:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has selected Jason H. Moore, PhD, FACMI, as the founding chair of the newly created Department of Computational Biomedicine.  Moore, who joins Cedars-Sinai on Nov. 1, currently is the Edward Rose Professor of Informatics and director of ...
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August
03,
2021
| 08:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers from Cedars-Sinai and UCLA have developed a new way to detect a potentially life-threatening condition that can occur during pregnancy.The condition, placenta accreta spectrum disorder, occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the u...
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August
03,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai researchers have identified a set of brain cells that, when affected by epilepsy, cause memory impairment in patients with a particular type of the disorder called temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE).The discovery could offer a way to measure t...
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