Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

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Heart

For the Boys

Scientists have struggled for decades to find answers for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devastating muscle disorder. But now, new research into cardiac stem cells is offering hope — and going straight to the heart of what cuts patients’ lives so short.

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Cancer

The Gift of Grab

An experimental device snags tumor cells like Velcro to speed cancer diagnosis and predict disease spread. The experimental device, the NanoVelcro Chip, could replace traditional biopsies with a simple blood draw.

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Metabolic Diseases

Skip Your Wheaties?

Can chemical additives in breakfast cereals and other everyday products help make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be “yes,” but confirming these findings in humans has been daunting.

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Brain

The Boxer: Vince Hendrickson

Like Clark Kent removing his glasses, Vince Hendrickson just makes one small wardrobe change to summon hidden strength. Twice a week, he pulls on bright-red boxing gloves to push through Parkinson’s symptoms and complete demanding workouts at a Los Angeles boxing gym. He hammers the punching bag with such tenacity that his coach calls him “Bulldog.”

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Surgery

Mend the Gap

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.

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Regenerative Medicine

Mend the Gap

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.

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Women's Health

We Have the Technology

Physicians don’t need new machines to predict congenital heart defects in newborns — they just need to better use existing resources.

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