Discoveries Magazine



Edge of Tomorrow

To bring access to tomorrow’s breakthrough therapies, novel devices, and new approaches to today’s patients, academic medical centers must embrace and promote clinical research as the path to knowledge that will serve patients locally and, ultimately, globally.

The Hills Are Alive With Weight Loss

New research led by the Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute shows the prevalence of obesity among men residing at higher elevations is less than in those living in lower elevations.

Beyond the Bench

CASE STUDY 3: On Twitter Gotta take 4 of these bad boys a day… #sigh #lialda #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsdisease,” tweeted @YFAOFM July 4, 2013, from San Francisco’s East Bay. A photo shows a pill in the palm of her hand. Read On

Beyond the Bench

CASE STUDY 5: In the Delivery Room When you add rock and roll — literally — to labor, the result can be a faster delivery and a more satisfying childbirth experience. This is the outcome of a study in which Read On

Beyond the Bench

Clinical research is breaking out of the lab and into the world. Investigators make house calls, study trauma bays, partner with barbershop owners and community organizations, and tap into fundamental human experiences. Meet the new faces of medical research in Read On

How to Move a Lab

Moving labs to the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion required strict planning and careful organization. Taking precious stem cell lines from one building to another is not quite like transporting your futon from your college dorm to your first apartment, but there are some striking similarities. Here’s how it’s done.

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.

Ten Breakthroughs in Ten Years

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