Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

Fall 2016

Storm Chasers

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.

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.

Bananas About a Protein

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

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

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.