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Disparaging Asparagine

Asparagine, a nonessential amino acid commonly found in food, may hold a key to limiting the spread of an often-deadly type of breast cancer.

The Rebounder

A former professional basketball player and globetrotter, Lisa S. Thomas has spent the last 19 years studying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Cedars-Sinai.

Better Together

Launched with help from Cedars-Sinai, the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, is gathering genetic, biological, environmental, health, and lifestyle data from a million volunteers over 10 years. The program will use this valuable data for thousands of studies into a wide variety of health conditions in order to develop more effective ways to prevent and treat disease.

Word: Obdormition

Obdormition [ob-dor-MISH-en] Definition: The numbness in a limb that comes from prolonged pressure on a sensory nerve, which then causes a pricking, tingling sensation called paresthesia. The term comes from the Latin verb for falling asleep, which is exactly how Read On

You Must Remember This

A Cedars-Sinai study illuminates how the human brain forms new recollections—providing insights into potential treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

A Stellar Report Card

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2018–2019” named Cedars-Sinai one of the country’s best hospitals. The medical center’s high-quality, patient-centered care helped it place No. 8 overall (up from No. 11 last year), No. 3 in California, and No. Read On

Care Package

The Mitra Microsampler is an at-home blood-draw tool that helps patients collect tiny drops of blood for precise biometric monitoring and heart health.

Weight and Measures

The relative fat mass (RFM) index may replace the body mass index (BMI) as the new standard for determining healthy weight.