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Heart

Big Leaps for Baby Steps

With philanthropic support, Dr. Evan Zahn developed a procedure to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), the most common heart problem among extremely premature babies. He also harnessed 3D printing technology to build reconstructed models of individual patients’ hearts to plan and practice transcatheter interventions before performing the procedures on vulnerable newborns.

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Cancer

Disparaging Asparagine

Asparagine, a nonessential amino acid commonly found in food, may hold a key to limiting the spread of an often-deadly type of breast cancer.

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Brain

You Must Remember This

A Cedars-Sinai study illuminates how the human brain forms new recollections—providing insights into potential treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Surgery

Big Leaps for Baby Steps

With philanthropic support, Dr. Evan Zahn developed a procedure to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), the most common heart problem among extremely premature babies. He also harnessed 3D printing technology to build reconstructed models of individual patients’ hearts to plan and practice transcatheter interventions before performing the procedures on vulnerable newborns.

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Regenerative Medicine

Prying Eyes

The Schiøtz tonometer tested eye pressure by measuring the indentation made when pressed gently into a patient’s numbed cornea.

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Women's Health

Abreast of Trends in Cancer

Dr. Armando E. Giuliano has a minimally invasive approach toward breast cancer treatment, and thanks to philantropic support, his investigations could serve as the foundation for earlier detection and increasingly targeted treatment.

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