Discoveries Magazine


Regenerative Medicine

Prying Eyes

Physicians fortunately no longer have to pry open eyelids and prod eyeballs with small metal tools to check for disease, as was the case with early optometric equipment like the Schiøtz tonometer. The device tested eye pressure by measuring the Read On

Mend the Gap

Illustration: Joey Guidone What if you could coax broken bones to regrow their own tissue? A pioneering method combining stem cells and gene therapy may do just that. Severe fractures often create gaps too large for the bone to bridge Read On

New Combo Treatment for ALS

Eighteen patients are about to receive an investigational stem cell/gene therapy combination that may stall progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Good to the Bone

In a landmark study, Cedars-Sinai researchers showed that a combination of adult stem cells and a specific bone-building hormone may significantly speed up the rate at which fractures caused by osteoporosis will mend.

The Trailblazer

Jennifer Van Eyk is a leader in proteomics, which uses molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics to analyze the structure, functions, and interactions of proteins.

Off With Their Tails!

Regenerative medicine is an emerging science that aims to regrow or restore function in diseased, damaged, or aging tissue by revitalizing cells or transplanting new ones. At Cedars-Sinai, the Regenerative Medicine Institute generates induced pluripotent stem cells—harvested from adult human 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.

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