Discoveries Magazine


Winter 2014

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.

Faculty News: Winter 2014

BARRY R. STRIPP, PhD, an expert in lung stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, has joined Cedars-Sinai as director of the Department of Medicine’s new Lung Stem Cell Research Program, which encompasses the Women’s Guild Lung Institute and the Regenerative Read On

From the Dean of Faculty

Can a structure of steel and stone determine the course of medical discovery in the age of genomics and nanomedi- cine? That question is posed with the recent opening of Cedars-Sinai’s Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion. For answers, we need to Read On

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

Joining Forces

Clive Svendsen, PhD, discusses the exciting potential when stem cell researchers join forces with eye, brain, and liver clinicians to cure diseases. Learn about more stem cell breakthroughs in Ten Breakthroughs in Ten Years, from the Winter 2014 issue of Read On