Discoveries Magazine


  • To Be Precise

    Medicine has never had more power than it does at this moment: power to detect, diagnose, prevent, and heal. An ever-deepening understanding of genetics and the function of cells, along with radical advances in informatics, herald a transformation in personalized health.

  • A Pound of Cure

    A study at Cedars-Sinai applies its individualized tactics to investigate how adverse pregnancy outcomes can be used to identify women at risk for cardiovascular disease.

  • Crossover RX

    Precision medicine can be thought of as a science of small details. By taking the microscopic view, it’s helping medicine draw a bigger, clearer picture.

  • The Diversity Question

    Can precision medicine help solve the problem of inadequate diversity in medical research? The practice of precision medicine may contain its own solution: Technology has made it easier than ever to tap into the complexity of all humankind.


  • Storm Chasers

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    In a landmark discovery, Cedars-Sinai investigators showed that more than 50 percent of sudden cardiac arrest patients experience warning symptoms up to a month before suffering the event — a deadly condition that, until now, seemed to strike without warning.

Who's Who

  • The Trailblazer

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    Jennifer Van Eyk is a leader in proteomics, which uses molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics to analyze the structure, functions, and interactions of proteins.


  • The Power of Prediction: Simon Gayther, PhD

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    Simon Gayther, PhD, is serious about the science of disease prediction and prevention. The renowned ovarian and breast cancer researcher — a new recruit to Cedars-Sinai and a transplant from across the pond — opens up about the challenges of assessing genetic risk factors and the joys of clowning around.

News & Notes

  • Bananas About a Protein

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    A tiny molecule discovered by Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigators — and fittingly named the “banana protein” — might hold the key to predicting heart failure.

  • The Hills Are Alive With Weight Loss

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    New research led by the Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute shows the prevalence of obesity among men residing at higher elevations is less than in those living in lower elevations.

  • Heart Strong

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    An investigational stem cell therapy derived from patients’ own bone marrow significantly improved outcomes in people with severe heart failure, according to a study from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.