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From Idea to Innovation

Every novel idea from a scientist’s imagination holds the potential to help countless people around the world, making the route from discovery to delivery critical. Enter the Cedars-Sinai Technology Transfer Office, which brings researchers’ innovations to the marketplace. The tech Read On

Short List of Failed Innovations

Some drugs and devices catapult medical science into previously unfathomable heights of greatness. Others, not so much. Here, an incomplete collection of treatments that failed, sooner or later.

Prescription for Accuracy

Mistakes involving medications rank among the most common healthcare mishaps. But when pharmacy professionals obtain medication histories from patients admitted through the emergency room (ER), drug-order errors can be reduced by more than 80 percent, according to a Cedars-Sinai–led study. Read On

Wingspan Spreads

A specialized stenting system used to open blocked arteries in the brain could change how we treat strokes. Intracranial stenosis —a narrowing of brain arteries caused by the buildup and hardening of fatty deposits—can lead to strokes. Blood thinners, cholesterol Read On

Gut Check

Living Tissue Grown on Organs-on-Chips Mirrors the Human Intestinal Lining, Bringing Personalized Treatments Closer Illustration: Gary Neill Scientists at Cedars-Sinai and Emulate Inc. of Boston have created an AA battery-sized Intestine-Chip that mimics a patient’s real gut activity. The technology Read On

FUNGOME /fuhng-ohm/

Illustration: Edmon de Haro DEFINITION: The fungal component of the body’s microbiome, technically referred to as the mycobiome. The microbiome is popularly understood to be the community of bacteria that live and work in our guts and on our skin. Read On

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.

A New 3-D Experience

If hearing “3-D” conjures up images of summer movie blockbusters, strange glasses, and Godzilla leaping from the screen, think again. Three-dimensional technology is revolutionizing medical science, with pictures just as dramatic and the stakes much higher. Until recently, medical imaging Read On