Research News Listing

Published on May 16, 2019
184926687952_0.jpg For the tenth year in a row, doctors, family members, and the Los Angeles community came together to support cancer research at the St. Baldrick’s Annual Head Shave Event. This year’s event held particular significance for one of CHLA’s doctors, Robert Seeger, MD, MS (pictured... Read More
Published on May 16, 2019
Pat Levitt, PhD.jpg 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
Olch_Arthur_06-19-13(2).jpg 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 9, 2019
184062666557_0.jpg Bringing a baby into the world involves many firsts – mothers and fathers are discovering their new roles, babies are learning what it means to live outside the womb, and the family is forging a relationship and bonding. But what happens when this time of uncertainty is... Read More
Published on April 8, 2019
Levitt_Pat 5-sm.jpg 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
Williams_Marian_0955 (2).jpg 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 19, 2019
183568667097_0.jpg A cancer gene called MYCN (red) appears in high levels in cone cells (green). These cone cells can go on to form retinoblastoma tumors. Image provided by Dr. Hardeep Singh, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects... Read More
Published on March 15, 2019
CPM pipet.png 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
Cobrinik cones.jpg 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 March 8, 2019
183313552487_0.jpg They wear lab coats in place of capes, safety goggles instead of masks, and wield pipets - not swords. But they are still our heroes.At CHLA, we are proud to honor women in science for International Women’s Day!Please visit www.chla.org/womeninscience to learn about 6 talented... Read More
Published on March 1, 2019
183141989467_0.png When blood flow is blocked in the brain, a small portion of brain tissue starves and dies – this is known as a stroke. By the time a patient with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is 30 years old, he or she has a 50% chance of having a stroke. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles physician... Read More
Published on February 28, 2019
CHLA-Jennifer-Raymond.jpg 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 14, 2019
182806620962_0.jpg How a fish smaller than a pinky finger holds big clues to saving heartsWhat do zebrafish and newborn babies have in common? Both are small, yet hold vast potential for the future. But these two organisms are more intertwined than you might think.Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD, of... Read More
Published on February 11, 2019
182741056457_0.jpg Scientists pinpoint a set of genes that may wire the body weight center of the brainEating and exercise have the power to shape our bodies but those activities are controlled by hard-wired circuits in the brain. This means that when these neural circuits are developing is a... Read More
Published on February 7, 2019
John Wood scan crop.png 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 February 7, 2019
182637844657_0.jpg With autism diagnoses on the rise, science is on the hunt for answers. New research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles uses advanced imaging techniques to uncover some clues.Each year, one in 59 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a condition that impacts... Read More
Published on February 4, 2019
182557627612_0.jpg Bayanihan is a Filipino term that means working together in the community to accomplish a difficult task. It is a generation ago. A young girl named Joyce was born in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles – where many immigrants from the Philippines often first settle. Her parents... 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

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