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Ticking Clock

Through advanced gene-sequencing technology, investigators have devised a method to track a process called hypomethylation as a biomarker for cellular aging.

Picture Perfect

Cedars-Sinai scientists developed a new quantitative cardiac MRI technique dubbed MR Multitasking that solves the longstanding problem of how to snap a clear image when a beating heart, flowing blood, and breathing lungs could blur the picture.

Do I Look Fat in these Genes?

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai are recreating brain neurons to study obesity and personalize treatment.

Review Skew

Research by Cedars-Sinai investigators suggests that the five-star scoring of consumer-review websites might lure patients into making less-than-optimal selections.

Cancer in the Air

While air pollution has long been linked to disease, a recent Cedars-Sinai study reveals how nickel particles and other airborne matter influence genetics in a potentially damaging way.

Stop the Stigma

Cedars-Sinai launched the Postpartum Depression Screening, Education, and Referral Program, which aims to evaluate every one of the more than 6,500 women who give birth at Cedars-Sinai each year to support at-risk women.

Going Nuclear

Nuclear energy may conjure images of power plant meltdowns or weapon strikes. But nuclear medicine has been saving lives for decades. Today it is used in everyday imaging practices and in therapies to combat diseases like cancer. Here is (almost) everything you need to know about nuclear medicine, but were afraid to ask.

Transformational: Maurice Garcia, MD

Urologist Maurice Garcia, MD, is unflinching in his pursuit of the finest treatment for his patients: His top priority, as he develops Cedars-Sinai’s new Transgender Surgery and Health Program, is availability of services.