Research Blog

Published on June 27, 2014
Have you seen the KCBS Los Angeles coverage on the special connection between Grace—a 4-year-old with a rare form of leukemia, and Ella—a bald, wig-wearing Barbie? If not, check it out!While Ella lifts her spirits day-to-day, Grace’s oncologist, Paul Gaynon, MD, from Children’... Read More
Published on June 25, 2014
Calling all Magic School Bus enthusiasts: Do remember when Arnold swallowed Ms. Frizzle and the rest of the class, giving them an “inside look” at the human body? Well, strap your bones right to your seat, because investigators from The Saban Research Institute are... Read More
Published on June 23, 2014
Between iPhone-toting 6 year olds and teenagers with online dating profiles, it seems as though kids are getting older, younger. But what if they actually are? Over the past 20 years, studies have shown that the rates of children starting puberty before ages 8 or 9 is on the... Read More
Published on June 5, 2014
Fibromyalgia tender points as outlined by the American College of Rheumatology. Credit:  Unseen by lab tests and the naked eye, fibromyalgia is an “invisible” condition characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. Because there is no physical... Read More
Published on June 3, 2014
Credit: Larry Mulvehill. Photo Researchers, Inc.  It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: your child’s fever spikes, a cut keeps bleeding or body aches persist and you rush to the emergency department (ED). However, even though pediatric patients represent about 10 percent of... Read More
Published on May 27, 2014
X-ray image of inflamed bronchioles, characteristic of bronchiolitis. Image courtesy of Alex MacLennan, Royal Alexandra Hospital, United Kingdom.  A team of researchers, led by physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, have found that infants with bronchiolitis who were... Read More
Published on May 20, 2014
Photomicrograph of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells. Courtesy of Wellcome Images. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have discovered that by targeting a particular receptor, chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells can be killed in an acute form of childhood... Read More
Published on May 20, 2014
Smog rises from the ger districts on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Courtesy of Lisa Gardner.  Burning coal for domestic heating may contribute to early fetal death according to a new study by experts from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los... Read More
Published on May 19, 2014
Respiratory system. Credit: Wei Shi, MD, PhD, from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles As part of the Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine Program, Wei Shi, MD, PhD, studies the molecular mechanisms of lung development, injury repair... Read More