Research Blog

Published on April 25, 2022
Tiredness and fatigue. Frequent headaches. Brain fog. These are just a few symptoms of long COVID that can persist weeks after a COVID-19 infection. Find out how researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are studying new ways to manage and potentially treat long COVID. Read More
Published on April 19, 2022
A new study from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles found that a specific pathway may be driving tumor growth in Ewing sarcoma. Read More
Published on April 18, 2022
Matthew Borzage, PhD, was among the co-authors of a pioneering effort to create the first comprehensive growth charts for the brain. Read More
Published on March 22, 2022
Eirini is a postdoctoral research fellow studying liquid biopsy analysis as a way to monitor pediatric solid tumors. Read More
Published on March 22, 2022
Michael joined the Single Cell, Sequencing, and CyTOF (SC2) Core in 2018. In his role, he assists scientists in identifying and quantifying various biomarkers in tissue and liquid biopsy samples. Read More
Published on March 22, 2022
A fourth-year PhD candidate, Heather is researching the role of integrin beta-1 in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia Read More
Published on March 22, 2022
The novel cancer drugs often grab the headlines. But Dr. Orgel's research has a different focus: making current treatments better—and less toxic. Read More
Published on March 22, 2022
Since arriving at CHLA in March 2021, Hillary has been busy getting the new Alfred E. Mann Family Foundation Zebrafish Facility up and running. Read More
Published on March 19, 2022
In the operating room, Dr. Nagiel performs FDA-approved gene therapy procedures that can save or restore a child’s vision. But in the lab, he’s looking beyond those groundbreaking treatments to find the next level of sight-saving discoveries. Read More
Published on March 19, 2022
Last spring, Liam was “interviewing all over” in the hopes of landing a research assistant position. When he arrived at the lab of Pat Levitt, PhD, at CHLA, he knew his search was over. Read More
Published on March 19, 2022
Rachel Reyes, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Deardorff’s lab, where she is testing cell lines as models for rare genetic conditions. Read More
Published on March 19, 2022
The Biostatistics Core provides statistical support to researchers—fostering efficient and accurate data collection and analysis. The goal: enhance strong scientific processes and boost a project’s chances of grant funding and publication. Read More
Published on March 18, 2022
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
A research fellow under Kasper Wang, Allen is investigating the role of progenitor cells in biliary atresia. Read More
Published on March 18, 2022
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 February 25, 2022
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 17, 2022
How financially disadvantaged families are helping their kids build resilience. Read More
Published on February 14, 2022
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 9, 2022
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 2, 2022
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Ten pediatric hospitals have collaborated on a study to safely decrease opioid use after the surgical procedure. Some hospitals have a specific process for when and how to prescribe opioids after appendix surgery, while other hospitals leave these decisions to the... Read More