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Meeting Minds with Keith L. Black, MD

Dr. Keith Black talks about what it is like to be a brain surgeon, and discusses innovative advancements in the field. Hear from two of his patients in Connected from the Winter 2014 edition of Discoveries magazine. Watch Video

Heart-Wrenching Results

Atrial fibrillation has long been considered the most common forms of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat—but a landmark study reveals that it is a growing and serious global health problem. The World Health Organization data analysis, led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, Read On

Training Day

Cardiac surgeons prepare for a 20-hour procedure to save a child’s life in the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills. Watch Video

Safe Landing

Learn how the WATCHMAN® device works inside the heart. Then, find out how one space-travel scientist’s golden years are rejuvenated by this small, parachute-like device in Safe Landing for a Troubled Heart, from the Winter 2014 issue of Discoveries magazine. Read On

How to Move a Lab

Moving labs to the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion required strict planning and careful organization. Taking precious stem cell lines from one building to another is not quite like transporting your futon from your college dorm to your first apartment, but there are some striking similarities. Here’s how it’s done.

Aluminum Foiled

The aluminum in your pots and pans wont give you Alzheimer’s disease. Nor do hair dyes cause brain cancer. But what about cell phones? And microwaves? Our neuroscience experts set the record straight on common myths and misconceptions surrounding brain diseases.

Q&A with Lindsey Ross, Brain Surgeon in the Making

When Lindsey Ross arrives at the hospital in the early-morning darkness and doesn’t leave until close to midnight, she considers herself lucky: What once seemed like a faraway goal—becoming a doctor—is now her reality as a second-year resident in Cedars-Sinai’s Neurological Surgery Residency Program.

Check Up with Michael Freeman, PhD, Cancer Biologist

Dr. Michael Freeman, director of the Cancer Biology Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, is helping lead a revolutionary approach to understanding cancer: Instead of just focusing on the “problem” cells in a tumor, scientists are casting a Read On