Research Blog

Published on December 6, 2018
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FDA grants accelerated approval for Vitrakvi® (larotrectinib) for the treatment of solid tumors. This is the second FDA-approved drug for cancers based on their genetic makeup as opposed to location in the body.While other toddlers her age were fighting naptime, two-year-old... Read More
Published on March 28, 2018
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1 out of 68 children in the United States will be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The prevalence of an ASD diagnosis grew by 72 percent between 2007 and 2011. Tech-based interventions targeted to children with autism have the potential to help solve challenges... Read More
Published on March 12, 2018
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The sidewalk was smooth and the sky was clear, so Sophia Cabrera took out her skateboard and went for a ride. Before she could return home, she fell, landed in a heap and broke her arm. Funny thing is, she and her family couldn’t have been happier. Falls and fractures are... Read More
Published on March 8, 2018
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(Left to Right) Douglas Nordli, Jr., MD, CHLA Chief of Pediatric Neurology; Robert E. Shaddy, MD, CHLA Pediatrician-in-Chief; Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS, CHLA Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. This year, three physician researchers at Children’s Hospital Los... Read More
Published on March 5, 2018
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Baby Jasmine was born in late December with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and had her first open-heart surgery at five days old. She is enrolled in the groundbreaking clinical trial at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. New therapy could boost organ... Read More
Published on November 28, 2017
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David Warburton, MD, has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition his contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership in the Section of Medical Sciences.  Warburton, who is the director of the... Read More
Published on November 14, 2017
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A protein lining the inner layer of the heart. The protein is required for heart muscles to proliferate during development.Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD, brings a unique point of view to the laboratory, where his goal is to one day use stem cells to create replacement parts for... Read More
Published on November 7, 2017
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The Sharon D. Lund Foundation has awarded $400,000 to Michele Kipke, PhD, vice chair of Research and division head of Research on Children, Youth and Families. The funding will support research efforts of the Boone Fetter Clinic and the Institute for the Developing Mind to... Read More
Published on October 10, 2017
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Investigators identify pathway that causes immune cells to support cancer, instead of killing itInvestigators at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have identified new findings about an immune cell – called a tumor-... Read More
Published on October 6, 2017
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New Biomarker Assay Detects Neuroblastoma with Greater Sensitivity Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have developed and tested a new biomarker assay for quantifying disease and detecting the presence of neuroblastoma even when... Read More
Published on September 19, 2017
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The event, which was open to CHLA’s clinical research personnel, postdocs, students, faculty and other staff, brought together twenty-five unique resource representatives from CHLA and the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI... Read More
Published on September 4, 2017
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Mimi Kim, MD, MSc, co-director of the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Comprehensive Care Clinic at CHLA, will be the 2018 CARES Foundation Pioneer Award physician honoree. CARES Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of families and... Read More
Published on August 28, 2017
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A Celebration and Seminar Honoring Robert C. Seeger, MD  A special celebration and research seminar honoring Robert C. Seeger, MD, was held at the Saban Research Institute on August 23, 2017. Seeger, who joined CHLA in 1989 as research director in the Division of... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
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Study uses fMRI to observe relationship between neurological activity and risk for obesityA team of researchers, including senior investigator, Bradley Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, used fMRI to investigate... Read More
Published on June 29, 2017
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Two physicians examine the challenges and benefits of using an age-old practice to toilet train their infant daughter You know that disposable diapers are ecologically questionable, but cloth diapers seem too messy for you and your child – is there an alternative?The answer is ‘... Read More
Published on May 16, 2017
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Signal processing technique improves analysis of ultrasonic vocalizationsVocalization plays a significant role in social communication across species such as speech by humans and song by birds. Male mice produce ultrasonic vocalizations in the presence of females and both sexes... Read More
Published on April 27, 2017
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Christopher Russell, MD, a hospitalist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles specializing in pediatric patients with tracheostomies, noticed that many of these children have a high percentage of being re-admitted to the hospital for respiratory conditions.  A tracheostomy is a... Read More
Published on April 21, 2017
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Willowbrook State School, Staten Island, NY   50 years ago, children with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were routinely institutionalized because families were ill-equipped to care for them.Today, thanks to research funded in part by the... Read More
Published on April 21, 2017
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Published on April 20, 2017
In 1963, the death of baby Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, who was born 5 ½ weeks premature and died from respiratory distress syndrome, gripped the nation.  At that time, medicine had very little to offer premature babies with respiratory distress, but baby Patrick’s death put a... Read More

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