Research News Listing

Published on November 24, 2020
Genomic-Study-COVID-Press-Release.jpg Research suggests a potential link between SARS-CoV-2 mutations and disease severity. When it comes to children, it is becoming clear that COVID-19 impacts them more than was initially realized. Yet there is relatively little information about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that... Read More
Published on November 18, 2020
CHLA-News-Press-Release-Facial-Recognition-1024x683-01.jpg A new Children’s Hospital Los Angeles study shows that machine learning could aid clinicians with a rare hormone disorder. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a disorder that affects the adrenal gland’s ability to release hormones that regulate the body’s response to... Read More
Published on November 11, 2020
CHLA-News-Guidelines-Opioid-Prescribing-01.jpg Dr. Lorraine Kelley-Quon forms team of health care providers and community advocates to establish recommendations for safe opioid use   According to the National Institutes of Health, opioid misuse and addiction in the United States is a national crisis, with an... Read More
Published on October 26, 2020
CHLA-Press-Release-Treatment-Inflammatory-Bowel-Disease-1024x683-01.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles research reveals complex role for common target in IBD therapy   Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects more than 70,000 children in the United States and the prevalence is rising. In fact, 25% of the 3.1 million individuals with IBD... Read More
Published on October 26, 2020
CHLA-Press-Release-Vaping-Epidemic-1024x683-01.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles researchers zero in on the consequences of vaping and secondary exposure to e-cigarettes.   LOS ANGELES (Oct. 23, 2020) — Adolescent use of e-cigarettes and vaping products is at epidemic proportions, yet the adverse health effects are... Read More
Published on October 22, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Coronavirus-Mutation-1024x683-01.jpg One of the largest U.S. genetic studies of the virus, conducted at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, supports public health decisions limiting contact The coronavirus, responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, has one official name—SARS-CoV-2. But according to virologists,... Read More
Published on October 13, 2020
rotavirus image.jpg Worldwide disparities in vaccine effectiveness can be life-threatening for children Los Angeles (September 21, 2020) — Rotavirus (RV) is an extremely contagious viral infection and the most common cause of diarrhea in infants and children worldwide. The World Health... Read More
Published on October 9, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Racial-Discrimination-1200x628-01.jpg Study finds that mental and behavioral issues may be the first effects to surface in children. Many studies have shown that racial discrimination is harmful to children’s health. But what exactly is that link between racism and health in young people? And how much does... Read More
Published on October 2, 2020
CHLA-Google-Research-Logo-Thumb.jpg   Google Accelerated Sciences is a translational research team that works to bring Google’s technology to the biomedical community. Philip Nelson, Director of Engineering at Google Accelerated Sciences, will meet with team members at Children’s Hospital Los... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Research-Studying-Spread-COVID-19-Families-01.jpg The NIH-funded study extends a larger investigation into influenza. Los Angeles (September 14, 2020) — One of the mysteries about severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, is how it is spread within households, including why... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Research-Studying-Spread-COVID-19-Families-01.jpg One of the mysteries about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is how it is spread within households, including why some family members develop the viral infection and others do not. Is there a way to predict who will be symptomatic or asymptomatic and how long someone... Read More
Published on September 8, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Research-Teens-Type-2-Diabetes-01.jpg Controlling blood glucose levels is difficult, but weight loss helps The occurrence of Type 2 diabetes in youth is increasing, yet the ability to control the disease by regulating blood glucose levels has proven difficult for this age group. A study published in the journal... Read More
Published on August 12, 2020
Leukemia_Hero.png Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) affects about 3,000 children each year in the United States. While chemotherapy is highly effective—about 90% of children beat the cancer—the treatment comes with many side effects. And still, in one tenth of cases, the cancer resists... Read More
Published on August 6, 2020
Intestines_hero.png Mark Frey, PhD, an investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, studies how the intestines repair themselves after injury. His research focuses on how proteins interact inside the cells of the epithelium—the inner lining of the... Read More
Published on July 7, 2020
Hero_Donuts.png Weight gain is a necessary part of any healthy pregnancy. But failure to lose this weight after the baby is born, or gaining additional weight after delivery, can be detrimental to a woman’s health. Obesity rates in the United States continue to rise, and women who do not... Read More
Published on June 29, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Pediatric-Guidelines-Venous-Access-1200x628-01.jpg Will make the process better, safer and more cost efficient By Ellin Kavanagh   Placement of an intravenous catheter—to allow health care providers the ability to easily take blood or administer medications—is one of the most common inpatient procedures. Although... Read More
Published on June 17, 2020
GettyImages-1124674521.jpg Using single-cell sequencing, investigators mapped the various stages of T-cell development in the human thymus LOS ANGELES (Jun. 16, 2020) — Chintan Parekh, MD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has led a team of investigators... Read More
Published on June 17, 2020
Dr. Peterson _0008.jpg By Melinda Smith Now more than ever, we understand that the prenatal period represents a crucial time of brain development. Maternal drug use during this period has been shown to lead to poor developmental outcomes for the child. A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics... Read More
Published on June 3, 2020
CHLA-COVID19-Research-Chang-1200x628-01.jpg Todd P. Chang, MD, MAcM, Attending Physician, Division of Emergency and Transport Medicine In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes must be made to how patients are resuscitated. Normal procedures such as intubation and CPR can allow viruses to spread.  The American... Read More
Published on June 2, 2020
CHLA-COVID19-Research-Bard-1200x628-01.jpg Jennifer Dien Bard, PhD and Xiaowu Gai, PhD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Patients of different ages and ethnicities, from a range of geographic locations, have been exhibiting varying types of illness and symptom severity due to COVID-19. While children... Read More