Research Press Releases

Published on October 18, 2017
Findings expected to enable design of early interventions to improve healthy neurodevelopment Natasha Leporé, PhD, a principal investigator in the Department of Radiology and Imaging at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.7 million from the National Institute... Read More
Published on October 12, 2017
Study indicates proof of concept for using a surrogate liquid biopsy to provide genetic profile of retinoblastoma tumors Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects children under 5 years of age. If not diagnosed early, retinoblastoma may result in loss of... Read More
Published on October 5, 2017
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles receives $9 million from NIH to study “bubble boy” syndrome Michael Pulsipher, MD, of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, along with co-principal investigator, Sung-Yun Pai, MD, of Boston... Read More
Published on September 21, 2017
Investigators identify pathway that causes immune cells to support cancer, instead of killing it Investigators 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 September 6, 2017
Funding supports clinical research to improve early immune suppression-free survival for young patients with severe aplastic anemia Michael Pulsipher, MD, of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $1.3 million... Read More
Published on September 5, 2017
NIH awards $2.2 million to fund collaborative research on exosomes Cancer metastasis – the spread of disease from the original site to a distant organ – remains a major challenge in treating cancer and a main cause of morbidity and mortality. A widely accepted explanation for... Read More
Published on August 28, 2017
CTIP awards initial funding towards “catalyzing pediatric innovation” The Southern California Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), based at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has awarded $165,000 in seed grants to accelerate projects specifically... Read More
Published on August 22, 2017
Study uses fMRI to observe relationship between neurological activity and risk for obesity A 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... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
Muller Fabbri, MD, PhD, of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.9 million by the National Cancer Institute of the NIH to further his research on neuroblastoma – the third most common type of childhood cancer... Read More
Published on August 9, 2017
More accurate diagnoses translate to more effective treatment and better outcomes Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have succeeded in better defining a rare pediatric malignant liver disease — a necessary step in achieving an optimum treatment. The research... Read More
Published on August 7, 2017
Preparing health care professionals to care for the next generation of adolescents and young adults Is California prepared to meet the specialized healthcare needs of the next generation of teens? According to the American Board of Pediatrics, there are only 51 physicians in... Read More
Published on July 10, 2017
New therapy decreases incidence of bleeding by nearly 90% An international team of hematologists including Guy Young, MD, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has found that in patients with hemophilia A with inhibitors, a novel therapy called emicizumab, decreases incidence... Read More
Published on July 5, 2017
Managing parents’ expectations of urgent care is central to achieving satisfaction, study says Physician researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) surveyed caregivers to understand their expectations and satisfaction of urgent care in a pediatric emergency... Read More
Published on June 22, 2017
Improved disease assessment aids in prediction of relapse in children 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 June 21, 2017
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... Read More
Published on June 20, 2017
Next-generation sequencing panel tests for full spectrum of childhood cancers Today, a team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles launched OncoKids®, a next-generation sequencing-based panel specifically designed for pediatric cancers. OncoKids® is intended to... Read More
Published on May 16, 2017
Role of NKT and CD8 T-cells demonstrated in mice and humans A team of investigators led by Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has identified key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.  Current treatment for the disorder... Read More
Published on May 15, 2017
Prevents production of antibodies that fight infection in children after bone marrow transplantation Researchers from the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles examined the mechanisms of B cell immune reconstitution in pediatric... Read More
Published on May 5, 2017
Signal processing technique improves analysis of ultrasonic vocalizations Vocalization 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... Read More
Published on April 11, 2017
Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have found that the gene PID1 enhances killing of medulloblastoma and glioblastoma cells. Medulloblastoma is the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in children; glioblastoma is... Read More

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