All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on January 25, 2022
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First-of-its-kind study aims to see if gut bacteria are linked to abnormal bone regulation in children on dialysis. Read More
Published on January 25, 2022
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Researchers are using novel MRI techniques to uncover what happens in a baby’s brain during anesthesia. Read More
Published on January 25, 2022
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Banked placental tissue could provide investigators with important clues into fetal and neonatal health. Read More
Published on January 21, 2022
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Diagnosed with acute liver failure and her health rapidly deteriorating, it seemed like 11-month-old Lennon would need a miracle to survive. Thanks to a team of specialists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she just celebrated her third birthday. By Eunice Oh... Read More
Published on January 21, 2022
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Should I Treat a Cough at Home or Call the Pediatrician? Read More
Published on January 18, 2022
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Virtual visits allow providers to assess home setup and safety—and help families breathe easier. Read More
Published on January 10, 2022
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Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, young people are in the midst of a mental health crisis. A psychologist at CHLA says that comprehensive support services and positive role models are crucial. Read More
Published on January 7, 2022
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With the new coronavirus variant circulating widely, our expert urges people to get vaccine and booster shots—and to wear a tight-fitting mask around people outside one’s household.  Read More
Published on December 28, 2021
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Adolescent and young adult medicine experts share tips for minimizing digital stress, regulating social media use and keeping confidence high. Read More
Published on December 28, 2021
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Kelly was concerned that the curves in his spine would stop him from doing the things that he loves. He got news he had to undergo surgery for his scolisis, but with a treatment plan and hard work he was able to bounce back. Read More
Published on December 23, 2021
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  Flow cytometry is a powerful tool to measure multiple biological characteristics of individual cells—analyzing millions of cells in a very short time. To assist investigators with this tool, the Flow Cytometry (FACS) Core at CHLA—led by Hisham Abdel-Azim,... Read More
Published on December 23, 2021
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Niharika Gajawelli, PhD Staff Scientist As an electrical and computer engineering student at Rutgers University, Niharika experimented with various research areas, including microelectromechanical systems and speech processing. But when she began studying MRI data... Read More
Published on December 17, 2021
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Andrew Marshall, PhD Division of Research on Children, Youth and Families As a kid, Dr. Marshall often wondered what that “unleaded” sign at the gas station really meant. He had no idea that his career would one day revolve around lead—and its toxic impacts on children... Read More
Published on December 17, 2021
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Juli Wu, PhD Juli works as the Senior Program Manager in the office of the CSO. She shares her hopes of bringing researchers together to solve broad scientific problems. She also discusses the origin of her half-French cat. Officially, Juli is Senior Program Manager... Read More
Published on December 17, 2021
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The Human MRI Core—led by Marvin D. Nelson, MD, MBA, FACR,—offers investigators unique access to the state-of-the-art Philips Achieva dStream 3.0T MRI system, which is dedicated solely to research. This system provides an opportunity to develop, refine, test and implement novel... Read More
Published on December 17, 2021
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Stephanie Yi-Tsi Chen, MD Stephanie is a research resident and fellow investigating immunotherapy resistance in neuroblastoma. Stephanie’s dream is to become a pediatric surgeon at an academic institution like CHLA. But she wants her career to extend outside of the... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
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Bridget Fernandez, MD, MS Professor, Medical Genetics and Associate Director of Clinical Research, TSRI Dr. Fernandez is launching CHLA’s first-ever Autism Genomics Clinic, which will provide medical genetics consultations for children with autism spectrum disorder (... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
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Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD Biostatistics and Data Analysis Core “Statistical thinking goes beyond number crunching,” says Dr. Durazo-Arvizu. “It’s about improving scientific rigor and making research sounder.” As Faculty Director of the Biostatistics and Data... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
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Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD Neurological Institute “In neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, we know that changes in brain development can begin before birth,” says Dr. Jeste. “But we are diagnosing kids with autism after age 2, thus missing out on this amazing... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
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Paige Berger, PhD, RD Paige is a postdoctoral research fellow studying early nutrition and brain development. “I’ve always been interested in the interplay between nutrition and exercise—the use of food as fuel,” says Paige. “But I really found my niche working with Dr... Read More

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