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Aluminum Foiled

Aluminum Foiled

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Suspicious of your pots and pans? Wary of your antiperspirant? Since the 1960s, when a few studies pointed to aluminum as a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease, the ubiquitous element got a villainous reputation it couldn’t shake—no matter how many later studies found no particular link. Monosodium glutamate, aspartame, electric and magnetic fields, hair dyes: […]

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 […]

The Art of Medicine

The Art of Medicine

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Good medicine lives at the intersection of art and science. Some five hundred years after its creation, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” remains one of civilization’s most admired works of art and medical touchstones; we marvel at its geometrical elegance. The Renaissance perspective applies to the healing arts today. Each body is unique—our bones and […]

Discoveries, Fall 2010

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 […]