News and Breakthroughs
Research scientists at Cedars-Sinai continually advance a new understanding of diseases, as well as new ideas and technologies for prevention and treatment. This diligence generates a steady stream of news about their transformational achievements and their benefits to healthcare.
Two recently published studies of brain development in newborns may help predict cognitive outcomes and assist in developing early interventions. These studies, led by Wei Gao, PhD, director of neuroimaging research at the Biomedial Imaging Research Institute (BIRI), sought to understand the brain mechanisms underlying different behavioral outcomes.
Alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) is a leading cause of death and severe illness. More than 95,000 people die in the U.S each year from excessive alcohol use, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai recently found that a synthetic compound improved the protection of the liver against injury in an animal model for alcoholic hepatitis.
While the Feb. 23 presentations were made within the confines of cyber cubes and applause emojis replaced human hands actually clapping, much remained the same about the annual Long Beach Polytechnic Program of Additional Curricular Experience (PACE) Student Research Presentations, particularly the fact that dedicated mentors can profoundly impact the career paths of PACE participants.