Research Press Releases

Published on September 17, 2015
Research aims to improve HIV care and prevention among young men of color Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research to improve HIV care and prevention in a study focusing... Read More
Published on September 2, 2015
A life-changing event for a Los Angeles family has resulted in their funding an endowment to support The Kort Family Foundation Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Research Program in the Division of Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  The $2 million gift from Jill... Read More
Published on August 14, 2015
Four sites with dedicated transgender youth clinics to enroll patients to examine long-term treatment effects The National Institutes of Health has awarded $5.7M for a five-year, multicenter study which will be the first in the U.S. to evaluate the long-term outcomes of... Read More
Published on August 7, 2015
LOS ANGELES (August 7, 2015)--Medulloblastoma, the most commonly occurring malignant brain tumor in children, can be classified into four subgroups—each with a different risk profile requiring subgroup-specific therapy. Currently, subgroup determination is done after surgical... Read More
Published on July 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2015)--Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and The Saban Research Institute of CHLA have created a dynamic functional mouse model for lung injury repair, a tool that will help scientists explain the origins of lung disease and provide a system by... Read More
Published on July 24, 2015
Difference aids in childbearing, but likely imparts a greater susceptibility for scoliosis and osteoporosis in females  LOS ANGELES (July 24, 2015)--Looking at measurements of the vertebrae – the series of small bones that make up the spinal column – in newborn... Read More
Published on July 23, 2015
LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2015)--Researchers in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown greatly improved outcomes in using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with a serious but very rare form... Read More
Published on July 21, 2015
Study reveals baseline characteristics of youth seeking care for gender dysphoria LOS ANGELES (July 21, 2015)--Johanna Olson, MD, and her colleagues at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, provide care for the largest number of transyouth in the U.S. and have enrolled 101... Read More
Published on June 30, 2015
The renowned researcher will head the Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) section at CHLA, one of world’s largest pediatric BMT programs LOS ANGELES (June 30, 2015)--Michael Allen Pulsipher, MD, will join the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and the Division... Read More
Published on June 29, 2015
LOS ANGELES (June 29, 2015)--Many hospitals lack the resources and patient volume to employ a round-the-clock, neonatal intensive care specialist to treat their youngest and sickest patients. Telemedicine—with real-time audio and video communication between a neonatal intensive... Read More
Published on June 18, 2015
LOS ANGELES (June 18, 2015)--Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are providing new hope for babies with short bowel syndrome (SBS) by developing a novel model of SBS in zebrafish, described in a paper published online on June 18 by the American Journal of Physiology... Read More
Published on June 17, 2015
Researchers identify two new locations that render specific anti-HIV drugs less effective. LOS ANGELES (June 17, 2015)--In a finding that furthers the understanding of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), researchers from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles discovered two... Read More
Published on June 10, 2015
LOS ANGELES (June 10, 2015)--Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have demonstrated that adolescents and young adults with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) have significantly increased amounts of abdominal fat tissue, placing them at greater risk for harmful... Read More
Published on May 26, 2015
Understanding how cells become coronary vessels may lead to advances in repairing heart damage LOS ANGELES (May 26, 2015)-The heart has its own dedicated blood supply, with coronary arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart and cardiac veins that remove deoxygenated... Read More
Published on May 18, 2015
Free, portable and privacy-protected technology gives patient families full access to imaging data and diagnostic reports Physicians use a growing array of diagnostic imaging equipment, such MR, CT, ultrasound and X-rays.  Due to the massive size of the digital files... Read More
Published on May 14, 2015
Children achieve complete remission despite few remaining leukemia cells following chemotherapy Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common pediatric cancer. This disease includes two subtypes, B-cell and T-cell leukemia, depending upon the type of white blood cell... Read More
Published on May 13, 2015
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have made an important step toward finding a target in the fight against drug-resistant neuroblastoma (NBL), the most common solid malignancy found, outside of the skull, in children. Led by Muller Fabbri, MD, PhD, of the... Read More
Published on April 24, 2015
Recombinant factor VIII fusion protein safely extends time between infusions Children with hemophilia A require three to four infusions each week to prevent bleeding episodes, chronic pain and joint damage. The effect on quality of life can be significant, due to time and... Read More
Published on March 30, 2015
Characterizing associations between socioeconomic factors and children’s brain development, a team including investigators from nine universities across the country reports correlative links between family income and brain structure. Relationships... Read More
Published on March 26, 2015
Novel device has received Humanitarian Use Device designation from FDA A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a... Read More