Discoveries Magazine



Stats: Rejection Overruled

Cedars-Sinai surgeons have been performing transplantations since 1966, while collaborating with scientists to pioneer techniques that improve matchmaking—including ways to unite incompatible blood types and prevent organ rejection.

Clinical Trials and Tribulations

Wonder drugs can transform lives when they manage to migrate out of the lab and into the medicine cabinet. But most new devices and medications don’t make it through the years of rigorous testing required to gain Food and Drug Read On

Medicine’s Gender Gap

Women continue to make strides in the medical field, but disparities remain. Here is a brief by-the-numbers account of the triumphs and challenges of women in medicine.

Stats: Big Numbers, Tiny Patients

Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable patients: Among them are infants born prematurely, newborns who require help breathing, and babies born with life-threatening conditions.

Inventions and Discoveries

The Cedars-Sinai Technology Transfer Office plays a crucial role in helping bring new therapies and medical devices created at the medical center to the marketplace, where they can have the greatest impact on society.

Stats: Women in Clinical Trials

24 Percentage of female participants in heart-related studies (reported in 2014), even though heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. 3 The number of representatives in Congress currently co-sponsoring the Research for All Act. Read On

Stats: Education and Training

500 Number of medical residents and fellows trained at Cedars-Sinai in fiscal year 2014. 11 Number of surgery residents who began their training last June at Cedars- Sinai. 4,000 Number of student nurses who have received clinical education and mentorship Read On

We Need This Stat

8.6 MILLION Approximate number of American women currently living with heart disease 71 Percentage of women who experience early warning signs of a heart attack but do not display typical male symptoms 12 to 1 Ratio of women who die Read On