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2014-09-11 23:13:17

Experienced industry leader with deep roots in Los Angeles assumes leadership of talented team of architects and designers. Cull comes from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he worked with HOK on the successful Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 HOK has announced that Robert Cull, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm’s leadership team as senior vice president and managing principal in Los Angeles. Cull brings 25 years of experience in the...

2014-09-04 23:09:37

Pediatric Experts Advise How to Prepare Kids for a Healthy School Year New York, New York (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Experts from The Mount Sinai Hospital offer health tips to parents on how to get their kids ready for the classroom. Experts Available for Interview Alfin Vicencio, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pulmonary and Critical Care at the Icahn School of Medicine and Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology at the Kravis Children's Hospital Caroline Martinez, MD, Assistant...

2014-07-21 23:04:12

Mazzo, Melmed and Meyers Elected to Board La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 California Healthcare Institute (CHI) announced today the election of three senior executives to serve on its board of directors: James Mazzo, operating partner, Versant Ventures; Shlomo Melmed, M.D., senior vice president, academic affairs and dean of the medical faculty, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and Jim Meyers, senior vice president, commercial operations, North America, Gilead Sciences. CHI is a...

2014-07-14 12:20:58

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Preliminary results show the device, created at Cedars-Sinai and developed by NeuroVision Imaging, may provide highly predictive early detection of changes associated with Alzheimer's disease A noninvasive optical imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai can provide early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are a classic sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to preliminary results from investigators conducting a clinical trial in...

2014-07-01 11:43:59

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cedars-Sinai-led investigators say some brain cells in a structure called the amygdala appear to make judgments based on a viewer's subjective opinions instead of true emotion expressed When evaluating another person's emotions – happy, sad, angry, afraid – humans take cues from facial expressions. Neurons in a part of the brain called the amygdala "fire" in response to the visual stimulation as information is processed by the retina, the amygdala and a...

2014-06-25 12:41:00

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Study led by Cedars-Sinai researchers uses computer modeling software to calculate target and programming details Although deep brain stimulation can be an effective therapy for dystonia – a potentially crippling movement disorder – the treatment isn't always effective, or benefits may not be immediate. Precise placement of DBS electrodes is one of several factors that can affect results, but few studies have attempted to identify the "sweet spot," where...

2014-06-25 08:29:57

-- Company's License Covers C-IBS, Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity -- ROCKVILLE, Md., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, today announced that researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Cedars-Sinai) found that eradication of breath methane and reduction of intestinal levels of the most common methanogenic...

2014-05-13 23:03:47

James C. Tsai, MD, MBA has been appointed President of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Chair of Ophthalmology for the Mount Sinai Health System, effective September 2014. New York (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Mount Sinai is pleased to announce today that James C. Tsai, MD, MBA has been appointed President of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Chair of Ophthalmology for the Mount Sinai Health System, effective September 2014. A world-renowned physician-scientist...

2014-05-08 23:07:33

A Los Angeles couple was awarded nearly $8 million in a negligence case against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Director of its Pain Center who was found to have negligently performed high risk pain management injections leaving Michael Markow paralyzed from the neck down Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Michael Markow, age 67, and Francine Markow, age 63, were separately represented during the roughly one month trial. Michael Markow was represented by Arnie E. Goldstein and Joy...

2014-04-29 23:07:02

In recognition of May’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday on May 5th, Mount Sinai Health System experts are arming the public with vital tips on prevention and offering free skin cancer screenings. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans developing it over the course of their lives. It’s also one of the most preventable types of cancers. In recognition of May’s Skin Cancer...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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