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A Gut Check for Precision Medicine

Philanthropic gifts have allowed Dr. Stephan Targan to build the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute into an investigatory powerhouse and to expand the Cedars-Sinai Material and Information Resources for Inflammatory and Digestive Diseases Biobank, the world’s largest collection of IBD specimens.

Married to the Microbiome

Gastroenterologist Mark Pimentel, MD, and endocrinologist Ruchi Mathur, MD, are not only married, but they’ve also successfully united their two fields of research. Here, they retrace the evolution of their unlikely partnership as medical investigators.

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