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Published on June 5, 2014
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Fibromyalgia tender points as outlined by the American College of Rheumatology. Credit: 3D4Medical.com  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
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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 June 2, 2014
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Retinoblastoma tumor cells. Credit: Tom Lee, MD, The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have developed a unique next-generation sequencing test for the gene linked to retinoblastoma. The new approach... Read More
Published on May 27, 2014
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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
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Midsagittal (left column) and axial (right column) views of the 3D airway. Courtesy of Yoon-Chul Kim, PhD, The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Snorting, gurgling and gasping for air are far cries from the peaceful sounds of a good night’s rest. But... Read More
Published on May 20, 2014
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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
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Geographic origins of worldwide populations. Image appears as Figure 2 in Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/ncomms4513. Courtesy of Tatiana Tatarinova, PhD, The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Biogeographical data is useful in screening for disease... Read More
Published on May 20, 2014
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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 Angeles... Read More
Published on May 19, 2014
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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 and... Read More
Published on May 19, 2014
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“Friend or Foe? E.coli K1 interaction with macrophages” Credit: Prasadarao Nemani, PhD, from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Immune cells, such as macrophages, play a critical role in killing bacteria and clearing the body of infection.... Read More
Published on February 19, 2013
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Currently, hearing screening is conducted at birth and before a child enters kindergarten. If a hearing problem is missed in the newborn or develops later, the child can have delays in speech, language, and brain development. This could also effect a child’s social skills and... Read More

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