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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...

2011-02-10 12:14:39

Study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center presented at American Heart Association International Stroke Conference Whether or not you're fond of Indian, Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern food, stroke researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center think you may become a fan of one of their key spices. The scientists created a new molecule from curcumin, a chemical component of the golden-colored spice turmeric, and found in laboratory experiments that it affects mechanisms that protect and help...

2011-01-18 14:59:52

Michele Tagliati, M.D., new director of Cedars-Sinai's Movement Disorders Program, says certain disabilities "remain remarkably stable" long-term in treated patients Parkinson's disease symptoms begin subtly and worsen as damage to certain brain cells continues. But an electrical stimulation device implanted deep in the brain and programmed remotely, along with medications, may provide some control of "motor symptoms" common to the disease, such as shaking, stiffness, and loss of muscle...

2010-12-15 11:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The turn of a new year routinely brings with it well-intended New Year's Resolutions, the most popular of which is to lose some weight. An increasingly large segment of the population, however, is, well, increasingly large and the idea of engaging in the battle of the bulge is a daunting one. Dr. Scott Cunneen, Director of Bariatric Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, looks at this time of year as an opportunity for...

2010-11-17 07:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Patricia Heaton and Eden Sher of the hit ABC sitcom, "The Middle"; and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, kicked off more than 5,000 runners and walkers that took to the streets surrounding The Grove in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 14, 2010. The run for her® 5K Run and Friendship Walk was created to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and generate support for Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Research Institute (WCRI)...

2010-10-04 09:22:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will honor longtime supporters Vera and Paul Guerin at A Touch of Country gala, Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica. The gala is chaired by Guild members Brenda Fritz and Caryl Golden and will feature a special musical performance by Wynonna Judd. Over many years of leadership and giving, Vera and Paul Guerin have played a vital role in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's development as a...

2010-09-16 12:12:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, and Tarrot Laboratories, a business unit of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, today announced the execution of an exclusive research collaboration and license agreement. The collaboration will focus on identifying genetic or serologic markers associated with clinical responses to anti-TNF therapies such as Cimzia®, Humira® and...