Research News Listing

Published on February 7, 2019
John Wood scan crop.png Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles brings us closer to understanding an elusive symptom 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 cell... Read More
Published on January 30, 2019
Dr. Peterson _0008.jpg 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
Published on January 25, 2019
Javier Grandparents (3).jpg How one doctor born and raised in a tightly knit Filipino culture is poised to dramatically improve the health and well-being of her community Mental health and suicide are not just adult issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have... Read More
Published on January 23, 2019
Melanocortin2.jpg Scientists are piecing together how genes involved in neural development can affect body weight Leading a unique, collaborative research study with scientists across the globe, investigators at the University of Cambridge and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have pinpointed a... Read More
Published on December 20, 2018
CHLA-Yong-Mi-Kim-Headshot (2).jpg Investigator Yong-Mi Kim works to uncover how the body shields leukemia cells from treatment   Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is the most prevalent childhood cancer, with more than 3,000 new cases reported each year. The majority of patients with ALL survive... Read More
Published on December 5, 2018
Yves De Clerck.jpg New study reveals how cancer manipulates our immune system to become harder to treat Many factors affect cancer treatment outcome, such as the size and location of the tumor, availability of effective treatments, and timing of intervention. But some cancers are so... Read More
Published on December 5, 2018
Grikscheit_Tracy_03-24-13-2.jpg Currently, the only therapy for metabolic liver disease is an organ transplant. Tracy Grikscheit MD, an attending physician and regenerative medicine scientist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, hopes to change that reality. She has been awarded nearly $1.3 million by the... Read More
Published on October 24, 2018
CHLA-Khemani-Robinder-782x439-Thumb.jpg An international team, led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, issues key findings on Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome LOS ANGELES — According to a first-of-its-kind international study, a new definition of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (... Read More
Published on October 2, 2018
CHLA-Marachelian-Araz-782.jpg Combining a new, targeted drug with chemotherapy shows promise in children with advanced disease A phase 2 clinical trial has found that combining a novel compound called alisertib with chemotherapy has anti-tumor activity in children with high-risk, relapsed neuroblastoma.... Read More
Published on September 21, 2018
CHLA-Lee-Helman-782x439.jpg Lee Helman, MD, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is a founding members of a novel cancer consortium announced at the Biden Summit on Sept. 21, 2018 Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted the national Biden Cancer Summit, on Sept. 21, to highlight the... Read More
Published on September 19, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $2.3 Million to Study Bone Loss Associated with Cerebral Palsy   Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability originating in childhood. Approximately 2 of every 1000 babies born acquire this... Read More
Published on September 19, 2018
developing retina (2).jpg Finding in retinoblastoma could lead to new interventions Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have been able to pinpoint the exact stage of development of the human retina, when cells can grow out of control and form cancer-like masses. The finding could open the... Read More
Published on August 23, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg CHLA investigators spotlight the need to include obese and overweight subjects in metabolic research to prevent potentially misleading outcomes.   Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigators have demonstrated the need to include a growing constituency of obese and... Read More
Published on June 27, 2018
heart.png CHLA and USC researchers team up to design and implant a minimally-invasive device in area around the heart.   Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have demonstrated the feasibility of implanting a... Read More
Published on June 22, 2018
Pat Levitt, PhD.jpg Children's Hospital Los Angeles contributes to large, multisite international ‘Brainstorm’ Project   Investigators found that many common psychiatric disorders are deeply connected on a genetic level, sharing specific genetic risk factors, underscoring the need to... Read More
Published on June 20, 2018
Third_Day_of_Chemo_day_before_Discharge_12042017-copy.jpg “We thought she had a bug bite,” says Michelle’s mom, “but it turned out to be cancer.” After seeing several doctors, the family was referred to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Because the team of specialists at CHLA had access to a specialized genetic test that they helped... Read More
Published on June 18, 2018
CureWorks_logo_w_tag_TM_jpg.jpg Seattle Children’s, with participating members Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s National Health System and BC Children’s Hospital, has launched CureWorks, an international collaborative of leading academic children’s hospitals determined to accelerate the development... Read More
Published on May 24, 2018
Levitt_Pat 5-sm.jpg LOS ANGELES -- Pat Levitt, PhD, has been named Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “In addition to being a distinguished scholar and brilliant scientist, Dr. Pat Levitt’s commitment to... Read More
Published on May 16, 2018
10E4_CHLA90_2[2] (tumor-associated macrophages) Findings suggest new therapeutic approach for children with high-risk disease Investigators at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provide preclinical evidence that the presence of tumor-associated macrophages—a type of... Read More
Published on May 16, 2018
MRI of brain (1).jpg Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have determined that in children receiving gadolinium as a contrast agent to enhance MRI examinations, signal changes attributed solely to deposition of this material in the brain are not dependent on the amount of gadolinium... Read More

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