In a first step toward future human therapies, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown that esophageal tissue can be grown in vivo from both human and mouse cells.
For many months, the world has witnessed the Ebola virus spread and claim more than 4,400 lives in West African countries. On Oct. 8, the first confirmed adult Ebola patient identified in the United States died. The constant news coverage has heightened concern among parents who fear their children will become infected.
In recognition for their compassion and dedicated support for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman, prominent philanthropists Sally and Bill Hurt, and global retailer Costco Wholesale were honored Saturday night with the “Courage to Care” award at the hospital’s signature biennial gala: Noche de Niños.