Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

Contents

Features

weapon_tmbThe Weapon Inside

After years of failure, immunotherapy finally is working wonders for some cancers, transforming death sentences into long-term remission. The problem? It doesn’t work in most cancers — at least, not yet.

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News & Notes

concussions_tmbAnother Blow to Concussions

Can a series of blows to the head lead to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? Two studies at Cedars-Sinai have provided some early answers and guidance for future research.

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Tech Corner

PHOTO: Sebastian GrayThe Gift of Grab

An experimental device snags tumor cells like Velcro to speed cancer diagnosis and predict disease spread. The experimental device, the NanoVelcro Chip, could replace traditional biopsies with a simple blood draw.

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Stats

stats_tmbStats: 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.

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Meet

anger_tmbMover and Shaker: Jennifer Anger, MD

Jennifer Anger, MD, shares her thoughts on advancing robotic surgery practices, mentoring young physicians, and bridging medicine’s gender gap.

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Think

sexmatters_tmbSex Matters

Sarah Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, discusses the goal of gender equity in health research to prevent women from being misdiagnosed, overprescribed, or otherwise harmed by a medical system that has been designed predominantly around the male body.

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Learn

aging_tmbAge: A Biological Guide to Longevity

Aging is as fundamental as time itself. In the interest of demystifying the process, Discoveries presents a scientific guide to the force of time on the human organism.

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Time Capsule

ether_tmbInto the Ether

The Schimmelbusch mask, invented in 1890 and named for its German creator, introduced a portable, hygienic way to put someone under for surgery.

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Faculty News

postdocs_tmbPostdocs Play Pivotal Research Role

Dr. Jon Sin exemplifies the role postdoctoral scientists play in Cedars-Sinai’s research efforts. Photo: Al Cuizon Cedars-Sinai is considered a leader in biomedical science for at least 144 reasons — which is the exact number of postdoctoral scientists who work Read On

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From the Dean

From the Dean of Faculty

Curing the incurable is the physician-scientist’s dream. At Cedars-Sinai, our scientists and clinicians make it a priority to engage with one another to translate discoveries into health-saving therapies.

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