Discoveries Magazine


Regenerative Medicine

ALS in the Strike Zone

Like Lou Gehrig, Sal Silva used to love feeling the impact of a ball against his bat before ALS relegated him to the sidelines. And like the scientists searching for cures and developing improved treatments for the debilitating disease, he refuses to give up. Read On

Putting Viruses to Work for a Good Cause

Illustration: Neil Webb After enduring eons of suffering inflicted by viruses, humans are now employing these infective agents to do good work. That’s the mission of the new Viral Vector Core at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Regenerative Medicine Institute. Directed by Read On

Scientists Serve Up Disease ‘in a Dish’

Huntington’s disease has eluded medical science—no cure or treatment exists to stop its fatal progression. A brand-new tool might change that: a model that allows scientists to test potential therapies directly on human cells. Scientists at Cedars-Sinai’s Regenerative Medicine Institute Read On

Vision Quest

A quick look at how adult stem cells can be used to treat major blinding eye diseases that afflict millions. Read On

10 Big Ideas

What ideas are shaping tomorrow’s medicine? What are the coming innovations in treating heart disease and cancer? What is the latest thinking in genetics and regenerative medicine? From the minds of our scientists and clinicians, we bring you 10 noteworthy, thought-provoking ideas that have the potential to transform medicine. Read On


The Regenerative Medicine Institute has produced more than 40 human embryonic stem cell lines—20 of which are already part of the 135 lines in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry. These lines are eligible for Read On

Lab Tour: Regenerative Medicine Institute

The Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute focuses on novel ways to regenerate organs and transplant stem cells for tissue repair. At the core of the Institute is a specialized facility dedicated to the production and study of induced pluripotent stem cells, Read On