Discoveries Magazine


Summer 2012

Leaving No Stone Unturned

Celebrated orthopedic surgeon and sculptor Robert C. Klapper, MD, director of the Joint Replacement Program at Cedars-Sinai, explains the importance of carving into a good stone. Find out how the happy marriage of art and medicine has shaped Dr. Klapper’s Read On

The Art of Medicine

What do an iconic photographer, a celebrated orthopedic surgeon, and the pioneer of robot choreography have in common? An understanding of the vital role of artistry in medicine. Read On

Faculty News: Summer 2012

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, has been awarded the inaugural Journal of Women’s Health Award for Outstanding Achievement in Women’s Health Research for her work as “a pioneer in understanding female pattern heart disease.” The award, which was presented at the Read On

Walking to His Own Beat

Edward Sukyas is back on his feet—his failing heart rejuvenated from the inside out—thanks to an injection of his own stem cells. Read On

Across the Expanding Universe

Old research paradigms are being challenged, as is the notion of a “war,” with cancer as a finite enemy. Does this signal a turning point in the quest for cures? Read On

The Early Bird

Some 40 percent of Americans remain unaware that they can take steps to prevent or reduce their cancer risk. Why is this potentially lifesaving tune so often tuned out? Read On

The Long Engagement

Cancer is morphing from an acute killer into something few predicted four decades ago: a chronic, manageable disease that can be survived. Meet Jeff Tirengel, who is in a long-term relationship with cancer. Read On

Vision Quest

A quick look at how adult stem cells can be used to treat major blinding eye diseases that afflict millions. Read On