Research Blog

Published on August 3, 2021
As the newest Core at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the rapidly growing Extracellular Vesicle Core (ECV) supports researchers interested in extracellular vesicles (EV) and nanoparticles by providing isolation, characterization, and analysis of extracellular vesicles... Read More
Published on August 2, 2021
Astgik Petrosyan, PhD Astgik is a senior postdoctoral researcher working in Laura Perin’s laboratory. When asked about where her interest in biology comes from, her answer took us back to the mountains of Armenia. As a young child, Astgik moved to California, more... Read More
Published on June 2, 2021
A new study of baby-parent pairs aims to improve screening through precision medicine Read More
Published on May 13, 2021
More than 150 experts worldwide have teamed up to help shape the future of radiation therapy for children with cancer. Read More
Published on April 27, 2021
Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles find an increase in the number of patients with diabetic ketoacidosis Read More
Published on April 20, 2021
A state-of-the-art cell therapeutics facility will support the translation of novel cell therapy and tissue engineering approaches into clinical testing for a wide range of human diseases. Read More
Published on April 14, 2021
A team of investigators led by CHLA’s Bradley Peterson, MD, plan a foundational study into treatment of childhood anxiety Read More
Published on April 9, 2021
Pat Levitt, PhD, joins governing board of California’s stem cell agency Read More
Published on April 1, 2021
Risk of detecting cancer cells decreased by 70% after one month of treatment Read More
Published on March 26, 2021
A new study at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles outlines an important molecular pathway in the intestines that could improve IBD treatments Read More
Published on January 1, 2021
Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD, has been named the new faculty director of the Biostatistics and Data Analysis Core of The Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Durazo-Arvizu has also been appointed to a USC faculty position as Professor of Research... Read More
Published on October 25, 2020
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles led a multi-institutional study that pins down, for the first time, the actual risk of hearing loss from cisplatin, a common chemotherapy agent Read More
Published on October 9, 2020
Many studies have shown that racial discrimination is harmful to children’s health. But what exactly is that link between racism and health in young people? And how much does socioeconomic status affect those impacts? Read More
Published on October 2, 2020
Google Accelerated Sciences is a translational research team that works to bring Google’s technology to the biomedical community. Philip Nelson, Director of Engineering at Google Accelerated Sciences, will meet with team members at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Wednesday,... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
One of the mysteries about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is how it is spread within households, including why some family members develop the viral infection and others do not. Is there a way to predict who will be symptomatic or asymptomatic and how long... Read More
Published on September 8, 2020
A study by investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles found that patients who lost weight in the first year following diagnosis were better able to control blood glucose levels, decreasing their risk of serious complications. Read More
Published on August 12, 2020
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) affects about 3,000 children each year in the United States. In one tenth of cases, the cancer resists treatment. Yong-Mi Kim, MD, PhD, MPH investigates just how cancer cells evade chemotherapy. Her newest study, featured on the cover of the... Read More
Published on August 6, 2020
Mark Frey, PhD, an investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, studies how the intestines repair themselves after injury. Read More
Published on July 7, 2020
In a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dr. Goran and his colleagues show that sugar intake during the first 6 months postpartum is associated with weight gain.  Read More
Published on June 29, 2020
Placement of an intravenous catheter—to allow health care providers the ability to easily take blood or administer medications—is one of the most common inpatient procedures. Although necessary for care and patient comfort, the devices may also be associated with infection,... Read More