Published on January 13, 2020
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles reveal a relationship between lead exposure risk and brain structure in children from lower-income families
Though leaded gas and lead-based paint were banned decades ago, the risk of lead exposure is far from gone. A... Read More
Published on December 26, 2019
The Saban Research Institute’s Annual Symposium will take place on February 19, 2020. This year’s theme is Health Complexities in Pediatrics: Investigating Systems in Action and Interaction
The Saban Research Institute Annual Symposium highlights exciting strides that... Read More
Published on November 12, 2019
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles discover a mechanism of cardiac regeneration in the zebrafish that could change the field of heart research
One of the reasons coronary heart disease is so deadly is that fluid build-up and scarring can develop in the heart... Read More
Published on November 4, 2019
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Investigator researches a novel way to biopsy an aggressive childhood cancer
Retinoblastoma is a cancer that forms in the light-detecting cells in the back of the eye. It often appears in children under two years of age and can lead to... Read More
Published on October 17, 2019
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles make a critical advance in the field of lung research
The invention of interactive map applications has revolutionized wayfinding, providing an unprecedented level of information far beyond what printed road maps can offer.... Read More
Published on September 25, 2019
Researchers correlate brain anatomy and metabolism with behavioral development
In a first-of-its-kind study, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles researchers piece together a road map of typical brain development in children during a critical window of maturation. The study shows... Read More
Published on August 13, 2019
Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles develop first physiologically-accurate in vitro model of the human kidney glomerulus, representing a milestone in the field of kidney disease research.
Kidneys work to constantly filter blood and remove toxins from the body.... Read More
Published on July 22, 2019
Chemotherapy and radiation target cancer cells but these treatments produce unwanted side effects on healthy tissue. The intestines are particularly sensitive to this toxicity. A better understanding of how intestinal tissue repairs itself in response to injury could help... Read More
Published on July 1, 2019
Pediatricians have observed that a baby’s early infection with flu impacts their later response to the virus as well as how protected they are by vaccination. To better understand how this “immunological imprinting” occurs, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious... Read More
Published on June 13, 2019
For the future of medicine, clinicians and scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles look to our genes.
The age of one-size-fits-all medicine is fading. Taking its place is an era of personalized medicine – the practice of tailoring disease prevention, diagnosis, and... Read More
Published on June 7, 2019
Pediatric surgeon Tracy Grikscheit of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and colleagues describe the progress and challenges of building new intestinal tissue for babies in need.
Babies born prematurely often face intense medical challenges, including intestines that are... Read More
Published on May 16, 2019
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles researcher awarded $3.7M to study neural circuits associated with developmental disorders.
Pat Levitt, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, received a $3.7M grant... Read More
Published on April 26, 2019
Doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles use novel software to improve accuracy of cancer treatment
Doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles continue to lead the field of radiation oncology by pushing the leading edge of technological advances. A new report by Arthur Olch... Read More
Published on April 8, 2019
Stress creates risk, maternal education provides resilience
A study of 70 mothers and their infants suggests that the impact of maternal stress on neurodevelopment is detectable by electroencephalography (EEG) at 2 months of age. The team of investigators, co-led by Pat... Read More
Published on April 5, 2019
Clinical psychologists implement child-parent psychotherapy in The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Bringing a baby into the world involves many firsts – mothers and fathers are discovering their... Read More
Published on March 15, 2019
Considering the implications of precision medicine for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancers
Research performed over the last several decades has led to an increased understanding of the genetics of cancer. The clinical application of this knowledge for pediatric... Read More
Published on March 14, 2019
CHLA researcher receives $1.6M grant to study cellular and genetic changes that underlie retinoblastoma.
Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects children under 5 years of age and accounts for approximately 4% of childhood cancers. If not diagnosed... Read More
Published on February 28, 2019
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a $1.36M grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to adapt a patient-driven model of care that Clinical Diabetes Director, Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR, developed to increase treatment compliance among difficult... Read More
Published on February 7, 2019
Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles brings us closer to understanding an elusive complication of sickle cell disease – the silent stroke.
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is rare but devastating. Due to a genetic mutation affecting hemoglobin, the component of the red blood... Read More
Published on January 30, 2019
With autism on the rise, science is on the hunt for answers. New research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles looks at autism in a different way.
One in 59 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a wide array of conditions affecting a child’s social,... Read More