MMJ Compliance Group offers educational seminar on how to participate in the multi-billion dollar medical cannabis industry.

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HONOLULU (NOV. 11, 2015) – With the first of Hawaii’s medical cannabis dispensaries expected to open in mid-2016, and with last week’s introduction of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-VT) bill  that would repeal all federal penalties for possessing and growing marijuana, there is growing interest in medical cannabis as a profitable and viable industry – especially here […]

Moving On: A Brain Hemorrhage Stole Yong Soon Min’s Ability to Express Herself Through Art and Words. But Only for a While.

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In her art and teaching, Yong Soon Min often explores discrimination, civil unrest, political divide, women’s rights and Korean history. The University of California, Irvine, professor’s creativity, which has been displayed in exhibitions around the world, has taken many forms, including film, sculpture and video. In 2010, funded by a Fulbright research grant, she returned […]

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Voice of America: New Technology Raises Odds for Surviving Aneurysm

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Each year, half a million people die from aneurysms, blood vessel ruptures in the brain. For survivors, disabilities are often severe – from blindness and trouble speaking, to loss of balance and memory problems. But new technologies are increasing survival rates and reducing disabilities. Shelley Schlender introduces us to one survivor who, because she is […]

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Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie to Address International Nanomedicine Conference

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Leading Researchers and Clinicians From Biotech Industries, National Institutes of Health, Educational Institutions and Medical Facilities Will Discuss the Present and Future of Nanomedicine for Imaging and Treatment During Gathering at Cedars-Sinai on March 13-14 LOS ANGELES (Jan. 14, 2015) – Nobel laureate Martin Chalfie, PhD, will be the keynote speaker at Cedars-Sinai’s Nanomedicine for […]

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FabOver50.com: Dr. Black Discusses Alzheimer’s Disease Research

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Are your little memory lapses really as innocuous as your doctor claims?

Let’s say you’re 55 and learned today that you’d definitely live to be at least 85. That would be pretty good news, right? But what if you learned, at the same time, that you’d positively be in the 47 percent of the population over 85 that gets Alzheimer’s disease. Not such good news, you say.

Dr. Keith Black discusses early Alzheimer's detection

KCET: SoCal Connected | Early Alzheimer’s Testing

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What if a compound from a common spice could help detect Alzheimer’s in patients? A team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is developing a test that could make early detection possible, and a first step for the patient would be taking pills derived from curcumin, which is found in turmeric, an ingredient often used in Indian curries.

ALS in the Strike Zone

ALS in the Strike Zone

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It is a devastating neurological disease that takes the body hostage and then methodically destroys it while the mind stays painfully alert. Lou Gehrig’s disease is still incurable and largely untreatable, but a stream of recent scientific breakthroughs in genetics, neuroscience, and regenerative medicine—plus the determination of committed researchers and physicians to slow or stop […]

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Could Retinal Imaging Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease Earlier?

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The nerve cell-damaging plaque that builds up in the brain with Alzheimer’s disease also builds up in the retinas of the eyes—and it shows up there earlier. This hallmark discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring of the disease, according to new research conducted by a team of scientists in Cedars-Sinai’s Department of […]