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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

Frontier Nursing: Q & A with Linda Burnes Bolton

Linda Burnes Bolton — national influencer on health policy, vice president for nursing, chief nursing officer, and director of Nursing Research at Cedars-Sinai — talks about her true north, leadership, and how nurses can help light a path through the Read On

Trials and Misconceptions

Myths and half-truths about clinical studies are pervasive and entrenched. That may account for why so few participate, even though trials lead to dramatic advances in patient care. Stephen W. Lim, MD, chair of the Institutional Review Board overseeing human Read On

A Punch to Kidney Cancer

Survival outcomes for patients with renal cell carcinoma, the most common kidney cancer, have improved significantly due to advances that target an individual’s genetic makeup. Investigators are now seeking to use a patient’s own immune system to fight disease. The Read On

Lights, Camera, Venom!

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to “light up” malignant brain tumors, such as gliomas, and other cancers. The naked eye cannot discern where the Read On

Fountain of Life

Proteins are life’s workhorse molecules, taking part in every cell function, from division and metabolism to the transfer of genetic information. They act as powerful biomarkers for disease progression and patient response to treatment. Within the Advanced Clinical Biosystems Research Read On

Tumor Grabber vs. Traveling Cells

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are cancerous cells that break away from malignancies and enter the blood, often spreading the cancer to other parts of the body. For prostate cancer patients, these traveling cells can increase the aggressiveness and severity of Read On

Synchronized Pumping

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigators have discovered five new proteins that help regulate heartbeats and that could be used to limit the size of heart attacks and strokes — and even impact cancer. The proteins are smaller fragments of a larger Read On