Research Communications

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Research Communications, part of the department of Marketing Communications, works to advance the research mission of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by sharing stories of innovative investigations conducted at The Saban Research Institute. Through our own publications, as well as television, print and radio interviews conducted by the media, we increase public awareness of our scientists and our transformational research programs.

The goal of our work in Research Communications is to reach other members of the scientific community and spark collaboration, alert parents about cutting edge therapies available to their child through clinical trials, introduce philanthropists to the work of our scientists and inspire a love of science in students of all ages.

News Releases

Our most current news releases are provided below.

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  • Long Lasting Anti-Hemophilia Factor Safe in Kids
    Children with hemophilia A require three to four infusions each week to prevent bleeding episodes, chronic pain and joint damage. A new, extended therapy combines recombinant factor VIII with a fusion protein that allows the molecule to remain in the circulation longer – translating into a need for less frequent treatment.   


  • Family Income, Parental Education Related to Brain Structure in Children and Adolescents
    Characterizing associations between socioeconomic factors and children’s brain development, a team of investigators reports correlative links between family income and brain structure. Relationships between the brain and family income were strongest in the lowest end of the economic range – suggesting that interventional policies aimed at these children may have the largest societal impact. 


  • First Fully-Implantable Micropacemaker Designed for Fetal Use
    A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with complete heart block. The investigators anticipate the first human use of the device in the near future.



Our annual report, ResearCHLA, covers the accomplishments of our researchers and physician-scientists who work tirelessly to advance the care that is provided at the bedsides of our patients. Read ResearCHLA.




Stay up-to-date with our latest findings and cutting-eduge research efforts in ResearCHLA|Blog.