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2011-08-16 20:59:31

While relatively new treatment for Parkinson's disease, other movement disorders gains acceptance, its timing is key and it is not appropriate for all patients, researchers say While deep brain stimulation has gained recognition by referring physicians as a treatment for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, just half of the patients they recommend are appropriate candidates to begin this relatively new therapy immediately, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles...

2011-07-21 13:13:10

Neurologist Michele Tagliati, MD, director of the Movement Disorders Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, served on an elite international task force commissioned by the Movement Disorder Society to provide insights and guidance on deep brain stimulation for dystonia, an uncommon condition that causes sustained, sometimes crippling muscle contractions. The resulting articles, describing the data reviewed and outlining the group's conclusions, recommendations and points to be addressed in...

2011-07-20 14:43:00

LOS ANGELES, July, 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The HOK Los Angeles (HOK/LA) design team recently joined construction partner Hathaway Dinwiddie and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in accepting distinguished double honors for the new Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110720/LA38808) The project received the "Community Impact Award" and the "Under Construction - Healthcare Award" as part of the 41st annual Los Angeles Business Council's Architectural...

2011-06-28 14:46:26

Study reported in Archives of Surgery A simple item found in almost every medicine cabinet "“ a cotton swab -- may be a key tool in the fight against post-surgical wound infections. In a sentinel trial, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center surgeon Shirin Towfigh, MD, showed that painless and gentle probing of a wound with a dry cotton swab after surgery dramatically reduced infections in post-operative incision sites: only 3 percent of patients who had the daily probings contracted infections...

2011-06-16 12:51:11

The drug ICT-107 targets 6 antigens found in brain tumors and 3 found in cancer stem cells, prolonging survival in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute targets overactive antigens in highly aggressive brain tumors and improves length of survival in newly diagnosed patients, according to new data that was presented in a poster session at the 47th Annual...

2011-06-06 17:25:00

June 11th benefit to support the Keratoconus Genetic Research Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Eye Defects Research Foundation/- "Vision in Venice" will be hosted by The G2 Gallery and will feature 11 year old prodigy, Benjamin Krasner in a rare concert performance. Founder of the Eye Defects Research Foundation, and Director of Ophthalmology Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Yaron S. Rabinowitz, M.D. will...

2011-05-23 13:04:55

Article in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery will be subject of educational video When two adjacent discs in the low back wear out, become compressed and cause unmanageable pain, numbness or other symptoms, replacement with artificial discs can be a viable alternative to standard fusion surgery, based on two-year post-surgery data from a randomized, multicenter trial recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Previous studies have compared single-disc replacement with fusion...

2011-05-10 15:32:18

A common, tiny tropical fish plays a key role in a new model for Cushing disease, giving researchers a powerful tool to conduct extensive searches for effective treatments for this serious hormonal disorder, testing up to 300 drugs weekly. The model "“ published online on May 2 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- was created in the laboratory of Shlomo Melmed, MD, dean of the medical faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, by his research team led by Ning-Ai Liu,...

2011-04-29 15:52:28

Cedars-Sinai research offers model Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have discovered how a molecular receptor on the surface of white blood cells identifies when invading fungi have established direct contact with the cell surface and pose an infectious threat. The receptor called Dectin-1, studied in the laboratory of David Underhill, PhD, an associate professor in Cedars-Sinai's Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute, detects fungi and instructs white blood cells...

2011-04-04 11:04:00

Grant Funds Work of Ronald G. Victor, M.D. and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center HACKENSACK, N.J., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) - the largest, most comprehensive non-profit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) - announced today that they will award Ronald G. Victor, M.D. of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a $750,000 grant to fund his study of phosphodiesterase inhibitors...


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