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Cedars-Sinai October 2004 medical tipsheet

ine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles. Keith Black, M.D., Director of the Institute, is available for interviews, as is the patient.

KEITH BLACK, M.D., AND CEDARS-SINAI MAXINE DUNITZ NEUROSURGICAL INSTITUTE HOST "OUTSMARTING BRAIN TUMORS" CONFERENCE

A variety of specialists from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and its Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, as well as guest speakers from the Children's Center for Cancer and the House Ear Clinic, will present the latest information on research and treatment for adult and pediatric brain tumors. The Oct. 23 conference is designed to educate brain tumor patients and their caregivers about the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments available, and to provide information on alternative therapies and practical matters related to treatment and recovery. Keith Black, M.D., Director of the Institute, is available for interviews.

RESEARCHERS AT CEDARS-SINAI REPORT THAT TWO SPECIFIC PROTEINS DELIVERED VIA A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED VIRUS PREVENTED THE PROGRESSIVE LOSS OF NERVE CELLS THAT CAUSE PARKINSON'S DISEASE IN LABORATORY RATS

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have found that two specific proteins - "Sonic Hedgehog" and Gli-1" - delivered via a genetically engineered virus into the brains of laboratory rats, presented the progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain that cause Parkinson's disease. The study, published in the September issue of the journal, Molecular Therapy, may lead to a new way to treat patients with advanced Parkinson's disease. Pedro Lowenstein, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Gene Therapeutics Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is available for interviews.


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Contact: Glenda Collins
Glenda.Collins@cshs.org
310-423-2103
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
20-Oct-2004


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