DISCOVERIES AND INNOVATION
The sidewalk was smooth and the sky was clear, so Sophia Cabrera took out her skateboard and went for a ride. Before she could return home, she fell, landed in a heap and broke her arm. Funny thing is, she and her family couldn’t have been happier. Falls and fractures are regular mishaps for an 8-year-old, and regular was something Sophia hadn’t been in a long time.
Only a year...
Baby Jasmine was born in late December with
hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and had her first open-heart surgery at
five days old. She is enrolled in the groundbreaking clinical trial at
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
therapy could boost organ repair and delay or even prevent heart failure in
Children born with...
A protein lining the inner layer of the heart. The protein is required for heart muscles
to proliferate during development.
Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD, brings a unique point of view to the laboratory, where his goal is to one day use stem cells to create replacement parts for children with heart defects.
1 out of 68 children in the United States will be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The prevalence of an ASD diagnosis grew by 72 percent between 2007 and 2011. Tech-based interventions targeted to children with autism have the potential to help solve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communications.
At the South by Southwest Interactive Healthcare...
(Left to Right) Douglas Nordli, Jr., MD, CHLA Chief of Pediatric Neurology; Robert E. Shaddy, MD, CHLA Pediatrician-in-Chief; Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS, CHLA Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.
This year, three physician researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angles representing subspecialties in gastroenterology, neurology and cardiology, have been elected to the membership of...
David Warburton is among the 2017 AAAS Elected Fellows Recognized for Advancing Science in the Section of Medical Sciences
David Warburton, MD, has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition his contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership in the Section of Medical Sciences...
Family Philanthropy Benefits Research on Nephrology
A documentary film about the GOFARR Fund for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was recently screened at the Sun Valley Film Festival for Future Filmmakers. The film, “Believe: The Story of the GOFARR Fund,” was made by Amanda Schenkman and tells the story about her twin brother Gabriel and his journey with a congenital kidney condition.
The Schenkman Family Fund supports nephrology research at CHLA overseen by Roger De Filippo, MD, FACS, FAAP and Laura Perin, PhD. At the GOFARR Laboratory for Organ Regenerative Research and Cell Therapeutics in Urology, De Filippo and Perin focus on the development of new stem cell therapeutics and other techniques for organ regeneration.
Using Gene-Editing to Cure Type 1 Diabetes
Senta Georgia, PhD, is creating new insulin-producing cells using CRISPR gene-editing technology in her work to cure genetic forms of diabetes.
Can Virtual Reality Help Manage Pain?
Researchers at CHLA are studying the use of virtual reality to reduce pain in children and adolescents undergoing painful medical procedures. Jeffrey Gold, PhD, a clinical psychologist and director of the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic, explains his research.
Using Virtual Reality to Train Physicians for Pediatric Emergencies
CHLA is using virtual reality to build skills and confidence to prepare medical students for real-life emergencies. Joshua Sherman, MD, an emergency medicine physician at CHLA, explains how.
Protecting the Brains of Infants with Therapeutic Cooling
Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles are using therapeutic cooling to protect the brains of newborns deprived of oxygen during birth. Jessica Wisnowski, PhD, and Tai-Wei Wu, MD, explain the process and why it works.