Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

  • Unbreakable

    Chelsy Colangelo knows her brain is dying. “I’ve had a stroke! You have to help me!” But the plea collapses before reaching her lips. Instead, Chelsy’s frantic thoughts spin circles in a smoldering maze of circuits in her brain — only to crash, crumble, or vaporize in the glare of emergency room lights. Her brain is dying, and no one knows but her.

  • Active Duties

    Prostate cancer can often be managed without aggressive surgery or radiation — as long as men are willing to take charge of their disease and make some serious lifestyle changes.

  • Path to Prevention

    The insidious nature of Alzheimer’s disease — with onset starting many years before symptoms appear — has reinforced the sense that it strikes at random, without warning or recourse. However, hope exists, with a growing number of experts arguing that the course of the disease can be changed, provided it is diagnosed early enough.

Features

  • Aluminum Foiled

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    The aluminum in your pots and pans wont give you Alzheimer’s disease. Nor do hair dyes cause brain cancer. But what about cell phones? And microwaves? Our neuroscience experts set the record straight on common myths and misconceptions surrounding brain diseases.

  • Generation C

    For adolescents and young adults, cancer wreaks havoc in insidious and profound ways. With little improvement in survival rates compared to all other age groups, 20-somethings also face severe social and emotional issues related to loneliness and isolation. Survivorship experts Read On

Who's Who

  • The Timekeeper

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    More than 150,000 Americans each year have an electronic pacemaker implanted to help their hearts beat normally. Eugenio Cingolani, MD, is developing a radically different kind of pacemaker — one made of a patient’s own cells.

News & Notes

  • Genetic Protection From Diabetes

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    An international team of scientists led by a Cedars-Sinai investigator has identified a genetic mutation that appears to protect people from developing Type 2 diabetes.

  • The Pathway Less Studied

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    Researchers have conducted an in-depth evaluation of the genetics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in African-Americans — the first study of its kind, as most research on IBD has been conducted on Caucasian and Asian populations.

  • Stem Cell Injection May Reverse Vision Loss

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    An injection of stem cells into the eye may slow or reverse the effects of early-stage, age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai.