Discoveries Magazine


Fall 2014

A New 3-D Experience

If hearing “3-D” conjures up images of summer movie blockbusters, strange glasses, and Godzilla leaping from the screen, think again. Three-dimensional technology is revolutionizing medical science, with pictures just as dramatic and the stakes much higher. Until recently, medical imaging Read On

Library Guard

Many hospitals around the country question the value of keeping a medical library. Cedars-Sinai doesn’t. Here’s why. Over the last decade, the Cedars-Sinai Medical Library has evolved into a powerful resource for improving patient outcomes and bolstering support for research. Read On

Faculty News: Fall 2014

Keith Black, MD, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, serves as principal investigator for a $1 million study funded by the Brain & Lung Tumor and Air Pollution Foundation for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The research Read On

New PhDs Urged to Build ‘World of Hope’

Newly minted PhDs from the Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine were exhorted to take risks, defy dogma, and relentlessly pursue excellence at a festive commencement, the second in the program’s history. Six students graduated, and more Read On

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

The Sound of Musing

Two investigators use direct-brain recording to listen in on the brain’s deepest internal dialogues. What they learn could illuminate the biology of memory. Yes, she remembers seeing the picture of the coffee cup. The car, too. And the dog, the Read On

The Science of Caring

Clinical research is no longer limited to finding the next wonder drug, developing a new device, or discovering a genetic mutation. More than ever before, caregivers are engaged in the scientific study of healthcare itself: measuring patient satisfaction, exploring efficiency, Read On

Beyond the Bench

CASE STUDY 7: At the Kitchen Table Mindy Mamelak has been assembling a lot of meals lately — boxes filled with fig bars, string cheese, pasta with meat sauce, and peanut butter and honey sandwiches. It might sound like she’s Read On