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Seeing Through the Machine’s Eye

Machine learning, a fast-growing branch of artificial intelligence, is helping scientists overcome the human eye’s limitations — with radical results.

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.

On Diabetes

Driven by rising obesity levels, the type 2 diabetes epidemic is a ticking time bomb. We asked a variety of experts — from researchers and dietitians to surgeons and health educators — what changes they want to see in the Read On

Ten Breakthroughs in Ten Years

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

Connected

When Tony Tommasi had a seizure in 2004, a tennis-ball-sized tumor was found in his brain. His wife-to-be, Heather, knew where to turn. She’d been there before.

Q&A with Lindsey Ross, Brain Surgeon in the Making

When Lindsey Ross arrives at the hospital in the early-morning darkness and doesn’t leave until close to midnight, she considers herself lucky: What once seemed like a faraway goal—becoming a doctor—is now her reality as a second-year resident in Cedars-Sinai’s Neurological Surgery Residency Program.

The Big Question

Pramod Butte, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, is no stranger to discoveries with great impact. He has worked with a team of Cedars-Sinai researchers to develop imaging technology that not only makes removing brain tumors safer and Read On

The Accidental Idea

From the chance discovery of quinine as a malaria treatment in the 17th century to Alexander Fleming’s accidental encounter with penicillium mold in 1928, some of medicine’s most important advances have occurred through serendipity or error. Call them happy accidents. Read On