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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

Beyond the Bench

CASE STUDY 7: At the Kitchen Table Mindy Mamelak has been assembling a lot of meals lately — boxes filled with fig bars, string cheese, pasta with meat sauce, and peanut butter and honey sandwiches. It might sound like she’s Read On

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Brain

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.

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Surgery

Eric J. Ley, MDBeyond 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

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Regenerative Medicine

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.

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Women's Health

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

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