All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on March 18, 2022
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Our Core Pilot Program supplies funding support for investigators to acquire preliminary data—providing a competitive edge for securing extramural grant funding. This program is one of several institutional investments to grow the portfolio of the CHLA research enterprise. Read More
Published on March 18, 2022
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A research fellow under Kasper Wang, Allen is investigating the role of progenitor cells in biliary atresia. Read More
Published on March 18, 2022
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Paolo was a postdoc at The Ohio State University when a friend in another lab told him about a newly discovered mechanism cells use to communicate: extracellular vesicles. Read More
Published on March 7, 2022
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Early treatment can help overcome this life-threatening condition in premature infants. Read More
Published on February 25, 2022
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A Children’s Hospital Los Angeles team has performed the first-in-human implant of a cardiac stent for babies that can be expanded to adult size as a child grows. Read More
Published on February 24, 2022
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is evaluating several novel devices for congenital heart disease—and recently performed the world’s first implant of a novel stent for babies. Read More
Published on February 18, 2022
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PCR or antigen test? Nasal swab or saliva? Home test or at a testing site? And when to take it? Our clinical microbiology expert answers your questions about COVID-19 testing for children. Read More
Published on February 17, 2022
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How financially disadvantaged families are helping their kids build resilience. Read More
Published on February 16, 2022
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The 5-year-old's family credits a team of fracture experts at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for helping their daughter recover from a playground accident. Read More
Published on February 14, 2022
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A new study reveals the value of using clinical and histological characteristics to optimize treatment for hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer in children. Read More
Published on February 14, 2022
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A Heart Institute team is developing a new algorithm to guide care for patients with a rare heart defect. Read More
Published on February 12, 2022
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How organ donations and a top-notch pediatric heart care team saved their lives. Read More
Published on February 11, 2022
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Preoperative planning—and a multidisciplinary approach—foster success in complex repairs of congenital mitral stenosis. Read More
Published on February 11, 2022
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Responsive neurostimulation is the latest advance offering hope for children with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Read More
Published on February 11, 2022
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Doctors are seeing a sharp rise in cases of an old ailment, croup. A new one, COVID-19, is the reason for it. Read More
Published on February 9, 2022
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Jonathan Santoro, MD, shares his team’s latest research and fellowship—and why he’s in a ‘race’ to discover new approaches to care. Read More
Published on February 9, 2022
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Virtual consultations help ease parents’ anxiety—and improve care after a baby is born. Read More
Published on February 9, 2022
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New studies show that higher body mass index—as well as low socioeconomic status—raise the risk for pediatric kidney stones. Read More
Published on February 9, 2022
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New clinic takes multidisciplinary care to a new level with joint visits for patients and families. Read More
Published on February 3, 2022
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A tumor was found in Jake’s chest only months after his younger brother Dane finished treatment for leukemia. Unable to find a genetic link that might explain why, CHLA doctors worked to save both their lives. Read More

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