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Published on February 11, 2019
182741056457_0.jpg Scientists pinpoint a set of genes that may wire the body weight center of the brainEating and exercise have the power to shape our bodies but those activities are controlled by hard-wired circuits in the brain. This means that when these neural circuits are developing is a... Read More
Published on February 7, 2019
John Wood scan crop.png Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles brings us closer to understanding an elusive complication of sickle cell disease – the silent stroke. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is rare but devastating. Due to a genetic mutation affecting hemoglobin, the component of the red blood... Read More
Published on February 7, 2019
182637844657_0.jpg With autism diagnoses on the rise, science is on the hunt for answers. New research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles uses advanced imaging techniques to uncover some clues.Each year, one in 59 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a condition that impacts... Read More
Published on February 4, 2019
Kantor-thumbnail.jpg LOS ANGELES — After an extensive search across North America, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has appointed Paul F. Kantor, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPC, as the new chief of the Division of Cardiology and co-director of CHLA’s Heart Institute. Dr. Kantor also will serve as professor... Read More
Published on February 4, 2019
182557627612_0.jpg Bayanihan is a Filipino term that means working together in the community to accomplish a difficult task. It is a generation ago. A young girl named Joyce was born in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles – where many immigrants from the Philippines often first settle. Her parents... Read More
Published on January 30, 2019
Dr. Peterson _0008.jpg With autism on the rise, science is on the hunt for answers. New research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles looks at autism in a different way. One in 59 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a wide array of conditions affecting a child’s social,... Read More
Published on January 30, 2019
chla-eliana-survive.jpg By Michael Y. Park It seems like the magic of the moment sweeps up Eliana, unannounced, at key instances in her life. Last year it happened at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala, when she was brought onstage by none other than musician, producer and music mogul... Read More
Published on January 25, 2019
Javier Grandparents (3).jpg How one doctor born and raised in a tightly knit Filipino culture is poised to dramatically improve the health and well-being of her community Mental health and suicide are not just adult issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have... Read More
Published on January 24, 2019
Avery kids side by side.jpg By Katie Sweeney This is a story about Kalea and Noah—two siblings who are also best friends. Best, best friends.      “Oh my gosh, they are completely best friends,” says their mom, Nohea. “From the beginning, their personalities complemented each other... Read More
Published on January 23, 2019
Melanocortin2.jpg Scientists are piecing together how genes involved in neural development can affect body weight Leading a unique, collaborative research study with scientists across the globe, investigators at the University of Cambridge and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have pinpointed a... Read More
Published on January 17, 2019
12094973_991779880874715_3154610240327172240_o_Fotor.jpg The effects of childhood cancer seemed destined to thwart Alberto’s brilliance at the piano, until he was introduced to a university engineering professor who had an idea. By Jeff Weinstock Of the two ways to get on Alberto’s good side, the more obvious one is to stand to... Read More
Published on January 9, 2019
181875987517_0.jpg CHLA’s Dr. Bradley Peterson weighs in on what it takes to develop a human brain In a public town-hall style event, CHLA’s Dr. Bradley Peterson spoke amongst a panel of early childhood specialists. The event was organized by KPCC In Person and hosted by Priska Neely, who covers... Read More
Published on January 2, 2019
181650102622_0.jpg Cell phones are small but mighty. They’re essentially fully functional computers that fit in our back pockets. But if our phone stops working, we don’t know how to fix it ourselves – we take it to a specialist. Luckily, there is a standardized template for how it is... Read More
Published on December 20, 2018
181276515592_0.png Actually, it can hide. CHLA’s Yong-Mi Kim tells us exactly how leukemia burrows within bone marrow, where it is shielded from cancer treatments. But given Kim’s breakthrough research on acute lymphoblastic leukemia, it won’t be able to hide forever.Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (... Read More
Published on December 20, 2018
CHLA-Yong-Mi-Kim-Headshot (2).jpg Investigator Yong-Mi Kim works to uncover how the body shields leukemia cells from treatment Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is the most prevalent childhood cancer, with more than 3,000 new cases reported each year. The majority of patients with ALL survive following... Read More
Published on December 19, 2018
chla-holiday-activities.jpg The holidays are here which means your kids may be home from daycare or school. Here are some ways from our Rehabilitation and Audiology team to keep your children occupied, entertained, and active while working toward building motor skills and promoting language.  ... Read More
Published on December 10, 2018
2018_CHLA_Murphy_Miller_842x400.jpg Ryan Murphy and David Miller Give $10 Million to CHLA [slideshow_field:embed] By Marla Lehner Their generous gift will be recognized by the naming of the Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Floor in their son's honor. Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer Ryan... Read More
Published on December 9, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Armenian-Amb-BalkianTerterianTankianOdadjianTonikian-842x600-01.jpg Working Together to Support Children's Health Care [slideshow_field:embed] By Eunice Oh Each and every donor makes an impact at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. And when donors band together, the effect can be exponential. The Ambassadors—a community of philanthropic... Read More
Published on December 8, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Shaving2-842x600-01.jpg St. Baldrick's Foundation [slideshow_field:embed] By Sara Nafie Grants from the St. Baldrick's Foundation are among the most competitive in the field of pediatric cancer. Since 2005, Children's Hospital Los Angeles has received nearly $7.4 million in philanthropic... Read More
Published on December 7, 2018
chla-reiter-header.jpg Doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles team up to solve the puzzle of a child’s vision problems. By Candace Pearson One ordinary, random morning, when he was barely 5 years old, Reiter woke up and “he was a different child,” recalls his mother, Stephanie. “I see two... Read More

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