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.