Discoveries Magazine


  • The Weapon Inside

    After years of failure, immunotherapy finally is working wonders for some cancers, transforming death sentences into long-term remission. The problem? It doesn’t work in most cancers — at least, not yet.

  • The Worst Disease You’ve Never Heard Of

    Often misdiagnosed and symptom-free, it affects 80 to 100 million Americans and can quietly progress to a lethal state. Learn about the imminent crisis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

  • All Eyes on Transplantation

    Millions of lives have been saved since the first organ transplantation in 1954. Today’s leading-edge technology brings new promise but barriers remain. We asked 14 experts for their big ideas on how to improve the dynamic field.

  • Age: A Biological Guide to Longevity

    Aging is as fundamental as time itself. In the interest of demystifying the process, Discoveries presents a scientific guide to the force of time on the human organism.

Tech Corner

  • The Gift of Grab

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    An experimental device snags tumor cells like Velcro to speed cancer diagnosis and predict disease spread. The experimental device, the NanoVelcro Chip, could replace traditional biopsies with a simple blood draw.


  • Sex Matters

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    Sarah Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, discusses the goal of gender equity in health research to prevent women from being misdiagnosed, overprescribed, or otherwise harmed by a medical system that has been designed predominantly around the male body.


News & Notes

  • Another Blow to Concussions

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    Can a series of blows to the head lead to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? Two studies at Cedars-Sinai have provided some early answers and guidance for future research.

  • The Diabetes Connection

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    Research at Cedars-Sinai shows cutting off specific nerves to the kidney actually could improve insulin’s effectiveness in the liver and have a positive outcome for diabetic patients.


  • Stats: Big Numbers, Tiny Patients

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    Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable patients: Among them are infants born prematurely, newborns who require help breathing, and babies born with life-threatening conditions.