Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (research)

2020
January
06,
2020
| 03:00 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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
| 04:02 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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
| 03:01 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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
| 08:01 PM 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
| 11:01 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
| 06:02 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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
28,
2019
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study gives insight into how immunotherapies, treatments that help the body's immune system fight cancer, might one day be delivered directly to the brain in order to treat brain tumors. The study, published this week on the peer-reviewed op...
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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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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
27,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has become a founding sponsor of Bioscience Los Angeles County, a new organization established to advance the pace of scientific innovation among major academic institutions, research hospitals, investors, companies, trade associations a...
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June
18,
2019
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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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June
11,
2019
| 05:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new analysis conducted by investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute shows for the first time that patients with a common heart defect who undergo catheter-based valve replacement procedures have the same survival and complication rate...
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May
09,
2019
| 05:35 PM 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
08,
2019
| 03:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Knowable Magazine recently interviewed Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, director of Cedars-Sinai's Smidt Heart Institute, about extracellular vesicles, or EVs, in cardiac care. The magazine describes EVs, also called exosomes, as the body’s postal system – m...
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May
01,
2019
| 06:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A team of researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer, Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have newly identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer. The fin...
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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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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
04,
2019
| 06:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Clinical Research Forum has recognized the Cedars-Sinai's Smidt Heart Institute with its most prestigious award, The Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award, for its study aimed at developing a blood-pressure control program for African...
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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
| 03:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new Cedars-Sinai study shows that using Fitbit activity monitors to measure steps taken in the days after surgery can predict which patients leave the hospital sooner. The study of 100 patients, led by Timothy Daskivich, MD, director of Health S...
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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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September
04,
2018
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have discovered how prostate cancer can sometimes withstand and outwit a standard hormone therapy, causing the cancer to spread. Their findings also point to a simple blood test that may help doctors predict when this type ...
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