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Enzyme Targeted by Coronavirus Influences Gut Inflammation

Although the coronavirus usually strikes the lungs first, it can inflame and damage organs in the body. A study at Cedars-Sinai shows that the enzyme facilitating these attacks is ...

Discoveries / Aug 02, 2021

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A Good Grip on Crohn's Disease

Bianco can embrace new experiences, and cope with sadness and anxiety brought on by the pandemic including treatment for Crohn’s disease, because her health is well-managed by a te...

Cedars-Sinai Magazine / Mar 05, 2021

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"Creeping Fat" in Crohn's Patients Linked to Bacteria

Cedars-Sinai investigators have found that "creeping fat" is actually responding to bacteria that have migrated out of damaged intestines directly into connective tissue.

Discoveries / Mar 02, 2021

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A Double-Edged Sword: Inflammation and Your Health

Inflammation is the body's defense against injury and infection but, left unchecked, it can ravage organs and trigger disease. Cedars-Sinai scientists are seeking ways to dampen th...

Discoveries / Feb 12, 2021

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What IBD Patients Should Know About COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on and vaccination ramps up, Cedars-Sinai experts reassure IBD patients about their risk of complications and the importance of vaccination. Lear...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 23, 2020

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Misconceptions

What we don't know about the effect of medications on pregnancy could fill a large medical textbook. More than 90% of prescriptions haven't been tested on expectant mothers, leadin...

Discoveries / Jan 01, 2020

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Living With IBD: Surviving the Holidays

Parties and family gatherings with indulgent food, alcoholic beverages, and the stress of family pressures can lead to flare-ups of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. We asked ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 02, 2019

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A Deep Dive with Data Scientists

Get to know Cedars-Sinai’s bioinformatics champions, who dig through vast data sets to distill meaningful patterns from our genes, tissues and behaviors. Their research is informin...

Discoveries / Aug 09, 2019

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She's Got Guts

Rising star Suzanne Devkota, PhD, is passionate about the convergence of food, health, and the bugs that live in our guts. Her ever-present “poop pillow” serves as an icebreaker fo...

Discoveries / Feb 25, 2019

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A Gut Check for Precision Medicine

Philanthropic gifts have allowed Dr. Stephan Targan to build the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute into an investigatory powerhouse and ...

Discoveries / Feb 24, 2019

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Married to the Microbiome

Gastroenterologist Mark Pimentel, MD, and endocrinologist Ruchi Mathur, MD, are not only married, but they’ve also successfully united their two fields of research. Here, they retr...

Discoveries / Feb 20, 2019

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The Rebounder

A former professional basketball player and globetrotter, Lisa S. Thomas has spent the last 19 years studying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Cedars-Sinai.

Discoveries / Feb 19, 2019

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Sidelining Crohn's Disease

Julia Philbrick is one of the county's most competitive young athletes. It's that winning game plan that helps keep her ahead of her Crohn's disease. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 03, 2018

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FUNGOME /fuhng-ohm/

The microbiome is popularly understood to be the community of bacteria that live and work in our guts and on our skin. But, in fact, those bacteria have a lot of neighbors—includin...

Discoveries / Jul 27, 2018

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Gut Check

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai and Emulate Inc. of Boston have created an AA battery-sized Intestine-Chip that mimics a patient’s real gut activity, bringing personalized treatments cl...

Discoveries / Jul 27, 2018