Research Press Releases

Published on April 6, 2017
A team of investigators has determined that young children participating in a clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of reduced radiotherapy did worse when there were deviations from the treatment protocol. Results of the study will be available online in advance of... Read More
Published on March 7, 2017
A study led by Ravi Bansal, PhD, and Bradley S. Peterson, MD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has found structural differences in the cerebral cortex of patients with depression and that these differences normalize with appropriate medication... Read More
Published on February 28, 2017
Research will lead to a better understanding of coronary vessel development and revascularization Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD, an investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded nearly $1.7 million, over a four year period,... Read More
Published on February 22, 2017
In a study led by Barbara Driscoll, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, researchers demonstrate, for the first time that inhaled resveratrol treatments slow aging-related degenerative changes in mouse lung.  Lung aging, characterized by... Read More
Published on February 6, 2017
A team of investigators, led by Bradley S. Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Paul Siegel, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Purchase College of the State University of New York, have found that... Read More
Published on January 25, 2017
Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, led by Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD, have mapped the genetic changes resulting from short bowel syndrome (SBS) using a novel zebrafish model and by performing intensive gene sequencing. This approach to determining which genes are... Read More
Published on January 10, 2017
Funding supports initiatives to battle high obesity rates in West Los Angeles The USC University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was awarded $880,000 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health with... Read More
Published on January 3, 2017
A study led by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles demonstrates what lead investigator Bradley Peterson, MD, calls “a critical mass of evidence” of a common underlying lifelong vulnerability in both children and adults who stutter. They discovered that regional... Read More
Published on December 2, 2016
Investigators from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children’s Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have determined that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer. Results of this randomized,... Read More
Published on November 23, 2016
May create opportunities for new, less aggressive, therapies for children with subset of brain tumors A multi-institutional group of researchers, led by investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Michigan, have identified a simple and inexpensive... Read More
Published on November 23, 2016
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have conducted the first study of its kind, using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to look at brain regions in both adults and children who stutter. Consistent with past functional MRI studies, their findings... Read More
Published on November 11, 2016
Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have developed a tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea which contains the diverse cell types present in the human respiratory tract.  The study, led by principal investigator Tracy Grikscheit, MD, a pediatric surgeon and... Read More
Published on November 10, 2016
Yong-Mi Kim, MD, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded a 3 year translational research program (TRP) grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to study a novel approach to eradicating minimal residual disease in patients... Read More
Published on October 20, 2016
A study by researchers from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles reveals a promising therapeutic target for improving lung function in infants.  Their study, now published online by the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular... Read More
Published on October 18, 2016
A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has received a major, three-year grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research to study the effects of chemoimmunotherapy in children with neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumor occurring... Read More
Published on October 17, 2016
Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have identified an unsuspected and critical role of the MDM2 oncogene in promoting expression of the MYCN oncogene that is required for growth and survival of retinoblastoma cells.  Their results... Read More
Published on October 11, 2016
A study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sheds further light on the role of the cytokine TGFβ1 in the growth of neuroblastoma, and suggests the possibility for a small molecule drug/antibody... Read More
Published on September 14, 2016
Real-time endoscopic monitoring technology expected to improve respiratory health of military personnel in the field David Warburton, MD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been awarded more than $2.3 million from the Department of... Read More
Published on September 12, 2016
In a first-of-its-kind look at human kidney development, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have isolated human nephron progenitor (NP) cells.  Their results, published online in the journal Stem Cell Translational Medicine, will... Read More
Published on September 1, 2016
Co-occurrences could have broad clinical implications for patient care over a lifetime Researchers at the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have analyzed current gene-disease findings to understand why people with neurodevelopmental and... Read More

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