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2020
September
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
To put it mildly, Azaria Lewis has a very full plate. Lewis is a second-year osteopathic medicine student, a teaching assistant and president of her campus' newly formed White Coats for Black Lives chapter—while also paying her bills by working pa...
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August
04,
2020
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Three years after the ALLSTAR clinical trial ended prematurely, the study's data shows that treatments of cardiosphere-derived cells -- the same cells used as an experimental therapy tested in COVID-19 patients -- demonstrated unexpected promise in h...
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July
31,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jeffrey A. Golden, MD, has been appointed vice dean of Research and Graduate Education and director of the Burns and Allen Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai, effective Nov. 1. Golden is currently the Ramzi S. Cotran Professor of Pathology at Harvard...
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July
23,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
People age 80 and older account for 19% of patients at Cedars-Sinai, a figure that is expected to increase in the coming years as the general U.S. population ages. The proportion of these patients who are low-income also is growing. Nurse scientis...
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July
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Most patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (coronavirus) pneumonia experienced improvement after receiving a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug normally given for rheumatoid arthritis, according to an observational study at Cedars-Sinai. Outcom...
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July
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study sheds light on proteins in particles called extracellular vesicles, which are released by tumor cells into the bloodstream and promote the spread of cancer. The findings suggest how a blood test involving these vesicles might be used to d...
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June
16,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Gender dysphoria manifests early in childhood and can persist for years before patients undergo counseling and treatment, a Cedars-Sinai study has found. The findings also reveal that untreated gender dysphoria can result in poor quality of life for ...
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June
10,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
How can epidemics spread so quickly among entire populations? The Newsroom asked an expert, Cedars-Sinai research scientist Dalin Li, PhD, to explain the math behind the spread of COVID-19. Li was the first author of a recent study that showed how ju...
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April
17,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Is the future of personalized medicine out of this world? Cedars-Sinai is trying to find out by launching special stem cells into space to see if they multiply better there. The Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute is pa...
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February
21,
2020
| 05:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
KFI 640 AM recently covered the news that Cedars-Sinai was awarded a $9.1 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to study how fat may promote cancer’s spread to the liver. “There is evidence that having fat in the liver promotes primary ca...
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February
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients with thyroid eye disease who used the minimally invasive insulin-like growth factor I blocking antibody, teprotumumab, experienced improvement in their symptoms, appearance and quality of life, according to a study recently published in The ...
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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 mon...
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February
04,
2020
| 11:26 AM America/Los_Angeles
Spectrum, an online news site dedicated to autism research news and analysis, recently interviewed John Graham, MD, director of the Clinical Genetics and Dysmorphology at Cedars-Sinai, about new research on a top autism gene – CHD8 – suggesting patie...
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February
02,
2020
| 10:41 AM America/Los_Angeles
KFI-AM 640, a Los Angeles news radio station, recently interviewed Richard Bergman, PhD, director of the Sports Spectacular Diabetes and Obesity Wellness and Research Center at Cedars-Sinai, about a new study identifying that a liver condition may be...
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January
31,
2020
| 07:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Orthopaedic surgeons increasingly rely on new therapies to treat a range of muscular-skeletal conditions. But surgeons do not always agree on the use or effectiveness of the treatments that include stem cells and platelet-rich plasma. Now a center...
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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
26,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
2019 was a year of innovations for the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, capped off with the news that the institute's newly-formed Department of Cardiac Surgery earned a distinguished three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.  ...
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December
19,
2019
| 07:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder that causes heartburn and other uncomfortable symptoms, may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults each week, and most of those who take certain popular medications for it still have symptoms...
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December
10,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai today announced a $20 million gift from Dr. and Mrs. Min H. Kao and the Kao Family Foundation to create the Kao Autoimmunity Institute to advance research and treatment of rheumatologic diseases. The gift also will establish the Scler...
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December
03,
2019
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A liver condition long associated with Type 2 diabetes might actually cause the disease, and testing for it could provide an early warning for at-risk individuals, according to a Cedars-Sinai study. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes...
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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, s...
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November
25,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
While most of us are stuffing ourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie at home on Thanksgiving Day, the staff at one Cedars-Sinai laboratory will be on the job, feeding stem cells. "Stem cells do not observe national holidays," says Loren Ornelas-Men...
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November
18,
2019
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Actress, singer and activist Barbra Streisand has teamed up again with Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, to warn women and their physicians about how women experi...
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November
11,
2019
| 02:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study from researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that electronic nicotine delivery systems, including devices such as e-cigarettes, may be just as harmful to the heart, if not more, than traditional cigarettes. The find...
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November
06,
2019
| 09:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai investigators have received funding to launch a clinical trial to test the safety of using stem-cell technology as a potential treatment for retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disease with no known cure. The trial, approved by the Fo...
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November
04,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study of thousands of patients with the most common form of heart disease shows that many are not receiving the best treatment to prevent future heart attacks and extend their lives. The study of patients with coronary artery disease, led by the...
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September
25,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A scientific team led by Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $10 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to investigate the risk factors and behaviors that contribute to pancreatic diseases and develop potential treatments and lifestyle recommendations...
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August
14,
2019
| 11:01 AM 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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July
02,
2019
| 07:00 AM 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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