Discoveries Magazine


  • Safe Landing for a Troubled Heart

    Memories of the moon landing and a small, parachute-like cardiac device keep a 90 year-old former space-travel scientist young at heart.

  • Aluminum Foiled

    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.

  • Ten Breakthroughs in Ten Years

    Explore a decade of advances made possible by stem cell research and the potential scientists see for the future.

  • Healthcare. ReInvented

    Cedars-Sinai’s new Advanced Health Science Pavilion is designed to help clinicians work smarter, scientists brainstorm better, and patients mend faster.


  • The Beat Goes On

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    A heart transplant can save patients like Jim Stavis from near-death and return them to a normal life. The next challenge: making a new heart last a lifetime.

  • Connected

    When Tony Tommasi had a seizure in 2004, a tennis-ball-sized tumor was found in his brain. His wife-to-be, Heather, knew where to turn. She’d been there before.

My Device

  • A Warmer Kind of Cooler

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    More than 2,400 hearts were transplanted in the U.S. last year, most of them packed on ice in an old-fashioned picnic cooler. But there are drawbacks to this form of transportation.

News & Notes

  • Head Cold

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    A potential new therapy to prevent crippling brain damage after a stroke could one day help save lives or prevent paralysis in millions of people globally.

  • Jellyfish

    Jellyfish are primitive invertebrates that can be found in every ocean and at every depth, from the deep sea to the surface. And now they appear in digital form on the sixth floor of the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, where Read On

  • How to Move a Lab

    Moving labs to the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion required strict planning and careful organization. Taking precious stem cell lines from one building to another is not quite like transporting your futon from your college dorm to your first apartment, but there are some striking similarities. Here’s how it’s done.