Research Press Releases

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
Published on March 25, 2015
Everyday pollutants in and outside the home can be bad for the environment…and bad for your baby’s brain Researchers at the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and colleagues at Columbia University’s Center for... Read More
Published on March 18, 2015
Investigators identify new role for cytokine VEGFA in the metastasis of neuroblastoma Healthy bone is continuously involved in a dynamic process that includes bone deposition and bone resorption. However, when a person has cancer that spreads to the... Read More
Published on March 18, 2015
By uncovering the mechanism by which fibrous tissue cells in the lung multiply, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), along with colleagues in Mexico and Canada, have identified a promising new approach for... Read More
Published on January 26, 2015
Protein found capable of selectively binding and delivering a ‘death signal’ to leukemia cells Resistance of leukemia cells to contemporary chemotherapy is one of the most formidable obstacles to treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most... Read More
Published on January 26, 2015
Deepa Bhojwani, MD, joins Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) as director of the Leukemia/Lymphoma program within the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases on February 15, 2015. She will also serve as an associate professor in the Division of... Read More
Published on January 22, 2015
 Full recovery and normal function restored in mouse models following mild injury A new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has shown that neonatal mouse hearts have varying regenerative capacities depending upon the severity... Read More
Published on January 20, 2015
 New study offers hope of future treatments to help prevent weight problems Our subconscious motivation to eat is powerfully and dynamically regulated by hormone signals.  The gut-derived hormone ghrelin is one such key regulator, promoting... Read More
Published on January 8, 2015
Regenerative medicine technique brings surgeons one step closer to helping patients   LOS ANGELES (January 8, 2015)-A new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has shown that tissue-engineered small intestine grown from... Read More
Published on November 4, 2014
Disturbances in the early stages of brain growth, such as preterm birth – when many of the brain’s structures have not yet fully developed – appears to affect the brain’s neuro-circuitry, which may explain premature babies’ higher risk of neurodevelopmental... Read More
Published on October 30, 2014
Evaluation of pediatric patients before and after surgery suggests optimal duration of chemotherapy treatment may vary from current standard of care A study of pediatric patients with hepatoblastoma led by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
Published on October 27, 2014
Obese youths with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are known to have worse outcomes than their lean counterparts. To find out why, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles studied patients who were obese at the time of their diagnosis with ALL to... Read More
Published on October 24, 2014
Pat Levitt, PhD, Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has received a grant of nearly $1 million from Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.  Funding will support... Read More
Published on October 16, 2014
In a first step toward future human therapies, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown that esophageal tissue can be grown in vivo from both human and mouse cells. The study has been published online in... Read More
Published on October 8, 2014
What a mouse may tell us about sensory disorders in children with common inherited form of mental retardation Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have described for the first time a specific perceptual learning deficit in mice with... Read More
Published on September 24, 2014
Retinoblastoma cell of origin identified in research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Retinoblastoma is a childhood retinal tumor usually affecting children one to two years of age.  Although rare, it is the most common malignant tumor of the... Read More
Published on September 9, 2014
Growth factor found in breast milk may be protective against devastating intestinal disorder of newborn infants Premature infants are at increased risk for a potentially lethal gastrointestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC.... Read More
Published on August 19, 2014
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown that a select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab, creating an army of natural killer cells that can be used to destroy the cancer cells. Results of... Read More

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