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2014-01-30 08:30:46

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lupus LA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have joined together to support a two-year fellowship and have named Dr. Vaneet Sandhu as the Lupus LA/Cedars-Sinai Fellow. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any organ of the body, and has no known cause or cure. Dr. Sandhu will be joining a 'dream team' of lupus researchers at Cedars-Sinai, known in the medical community for cutting edge research and world-renowned...

2009-06-30 08:00:00

Heart Attack Patient Receives His Own Heart Stem Cells as Part of Medical Study to Determine Safety of New Technique to Repair Injured Heart Muscle LOS ANGELES, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute announced today the completion of the first procedure in which a patient's own heart tissue was used to grow specialized heart stem cells that were then injected back into the patient's heart in an effort to repair and re-grow healthy muscle in a heart that had...

2009-01-12 19:00:00

U.S. researchers say they used the human genetic code to attract key immune cells into the brain, where they then recognized and attacked tumor cells. The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center researchers in Los Angeles discovered that a protein known as high-mobility group box 1, or HMGB1, released from dying tumor cells activates key immune cells called dendritic cells and stimulates a strong and effective anti-tumor immune response. But the number of dendritic cells in the brain is very small,...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.