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Published on July 27, 2016
J%20Bender%20Headshot2.jpg A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants.  Their findings, reported online in the journal Science Translational... Read More
Published on July 26, 2016
148008194562_0.jpg A study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the California Department of Public Health suggests that all babies with a known mutation for cystic fibrosis (CF) and second mutation called the 5T allele should receive... Read More
Published on July 25, 2016
SALINAS,%20DANIELI.jpg A study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the California Department of Public Health suggests that all babies with a known mutation for cystic fibrosis (CF) and second mutation called the 5T allele should receive... Read More
Published on July 22, 2016
147805813577_0.jpg Regulating how the gut microbiome interacts with the immune system may protect the intestine from injury by decreasing inflammationInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) causes immeasurable suffering to those afflicted and costs our society about $1.2 billion annually.At its core, IBD... Read More
Published on July 19, 2016
147651259491_0.jpg Marketing junk food to kids A recent study confirms what parents and food companies have known for years – advertisements aimed at kids are effective. We’ve all seen a young child, seated in the shopping cart – reaching longingly for a brightly colored box of cereal displaying... Read More
Published on July 15, 2016
147454923068_0.jpg Robert Seeger, MD (center), in 1991Cell lines, or populations of identical cells maintained in a laboratory, are fundamental to even the most basic of biomedical research. With a thriving cell line, researchers do not have to rely on precious, and often rare, patient samples.“... Read More
Published on July 12, 2016
147296573893_0.jpg While rare, a percentage of congenital craniofacial abnormalities may indicate a risk of developing cancer. This critical insight may change the course of treatment in order to ensure the best possible outcome for patients.Seemingly straightforward craniofacial conditions, such... Read More
Published on July 8, 2016
Michele Kipke PhD, and Thomas Buchanan, MD web.jpg Clinical and Translational Science Award will be Catalyst for Clinical and Community Research On June 30, 2016, a team of researchers led by Thomas Buchanan, MD, Michele Kipke PhD and Jonathan Samet, MD, of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California... Read More
Published on July 8, 2016
147101579911_0.jpg What happens in early childhood can matter for a lifetime.Pediatricians are growing increasingly alarmed about the dangers of so-called “toxic stress”—chronic activation of a young child’s stress response systems due to repeated, uncontrollable adverse events, which can alter... Read More
Published on July 5, 2016
146963412064_0.jpg Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the unexplained sudden death of an infant under the age of one year, affects approximately 1500 infants annually. Its exact cause remains a mystery, but a recent study in Pediatrics has revealed a possible risk factor. Researchers have found... Read More
Published on July 1, 2016
146761159678_0.jpg One family’s health scare leads to new hope for children with brain and spinal cord tumorsErika Kort had just finished dance class when her legs started to feel numb. Thinking she probably just pulled a muscle, the 16-year-old wasn’t concerned until the sensation began spreading... Read More
Published on June 28, 2016
146610473461_0.jpg Many clinicians don’t feel confident about treating kids with autism and related mental health disorders, which may come as no surprise to parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Up to 70% of children with ASD have a co-occurring mental health disorder such as... Read More
Published on June 24, 2016
146414167358_0.jpg How kids’ intuitive use of technology advances care at Children’s Hospital Los AngelesSometimes it seems like today’s kids were born with a cell phone in hand, intuitively searching the Web and sharing selfies on Instagram. These “digital natives” have been immersed in... Read More
Published on June 22, 2016
146320465057_0.jpg Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have identified a new genetic candidate for testing therapies that might affect fear learning in people with PTSD or other conditions. Results of the study have been published in the Journal of... Read More
Published on June 21, 2016
146263250888_0.jpg Neurons in the hypothalamus develop abnormally in Prader-Willi Syndrome A study published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) provides novel insights into the brain mechanisms underlying the insatiable hunger and... Read More
Published on June 20, 2016
Pat Levitt, PhD.jpg Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have identified a new genetic candidate for testing therapies that might affect fear learning in people with PTSD or other conditions. Results of the study have been published in the Journal of... Read More
Published on June 17, 2016
146069854939_0.jpg Bench to Bassinet research into congenital heart disease at CHLACardiothoracic surgeon Richard Kim, MD, is interested in doing more than basic research alone. “I want to do research that has a real impact on our patients,” he says, “with results that I can see in my lifetime.”... Read More
Published on June 15, 2016
145974535917_0.jpg Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD, pediatric surgeon and principal investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, treats a large number of young patients who require surgery for various intestinal diseases.  Since the intestinal microbiome is an important... Read More
Published on June 14, 2016
145918762069_0.gif Pediatric residents prepare for the next big earthquakeWhile experts agree that the West Coast is due for a sizable earthquake, there is little consensus as to when such an event may hit. Therefore, preparation will be a key component to survival and good outcomes for major... Read More
Published on June 14, 2016
Neurons in the hypothalamus develop abnormally in Prader-Willi Syndrome - web.jpg A study published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) provides novel insights into the brain mechanisms underlying the insatiable hunger and subsequent obesity in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome. Prader-Willi... Read More

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