Discoveries Magazine



Beyond the Bench

CASE STUDY 8: In Barbershops Black-owned barbershops have been community hubs for a century — incubators for everything from political activism to entrepreneurship. Now, thanks to the groundbreaking efforts of Ronald Victor, MD, Los Angeles’ barbershops also double as medical Read On

Beyond the Bench

CASE STUDY 4: In Portland The entire population of Portland, Oregon, can consider themselves partners in the research of Sumeet S. Chugh, MD. Dr. Chugh, associate director for Genomic Cardiology at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, is the driving force behind Read On

The Beat Goes On

A heart transplant can save patients like Jim Stavis from near-death and return them to a normal life. The next challenge: making a new heart last a lifetime.

Safe Landing for a Troubled Heart

Memories of the moon landing and a small, parachute-like cardiac device keep a 90 year-old former space-travel scientist young at heart.

Hearts and Minds

With the Heart Institute and neurosciences sharing research and clinical space in the new Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, let’s see how tickers and gray matter match up at Cedars-Sinai and elsewhere.

Ten Breakthroughs in Ten Years

Explore a decade of advances made possible by stem cell research and the potential scientists see for the future.

Connecting the Dots

The research universe at Cedars-Sinai is boundless. Investigators are currently conducting more than 1,000 studies that cover the entire spectrum of disease investigation in areas such as cancer, cardiovascular disorders, and neuroscience. At the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, institutes in Read On

A Warmer Kind of Cooler

More than 2,400 hearts were transplanted in the U.S. last year, most of them packed on ice in an old-fashioned picnic cooler. But there are drawbacks to this form of transportation.