Research News Listing

Published on February 8, 2016
138938483954_0.jpg Leukemia cells (yellow) shown dispersed among fat cells (red) surrounded by supportive cells (blue). Image courtesy of Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.An interdisciplinary research team at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
Published on February 5, 2016
138742063027_0.jpg Throughout football season and leading up to the Super Bowl, an increase in ACL injuries is inevitable. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.A common and often devastating injury in sports – anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury can require surgery to restore knee stability... Read More
Published on February 4, 2016
Etan Orgel, MD, MS.jpg Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have found that significant bone loss – a side effect of chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) – occurs during the first month of treatment, far earlier than previously assumed. Results of the study will be available... Read More
Published on February 3, 2016
138634500236_0.jpg Neuroblastoma cells under a microscope labeled with fluorescent molecules. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.Building upon more than two decades of basic research conducted at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Araz Marachelian, MD, of CHLA, and her colleagues at pediatric academic... Read More
Published on February 2, 2016
138568688258_0.jpg Food allergy or intolerance can cause symptoms ranging from a harmless skin rash to a potentially lethal anaphylactic shock. An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, many of them children. The prevalence of food allergy is higher among children and is... Read More
Published on January 28, 2016
resize.jpg An interdisciplinary research team at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has found that body mass index (BMI) is an inadequate method for estimating changes in body fat and obesity in children with leukemia. Investigators determined that the... Read More
Published on January 28, 2016
138228372800_0.jpg Exposure to anesthesia during labor and delivery results in morphological changes in the developing fetal brain. Photo credit: Bradley Peterson, MD, Institute of the Developing Mind, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.Recently recommended in F1000Prime, which identifies significant... Read More
Published on January 27, 2016
MarachellianNewsroom.png Building upon more than two decades of basic research conducted at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Araz Marachelian, MD, of CHLA, and her colleagues at pediatric academic centers across the U. S., have shown that an immunotherapy that until now has only been available to... Read More
Published on January 26, 2016
138112681240_0.jpg A recent study demonstrated a link between bariatric surgery and improved mental health outcome, specifically reduced depression among patients after bariatric surgery. To learn more about the relationship between mental health and obesity in children, we spoke to Mari Radzik,... Read More
Published on January 21, 2016
137762222219_0.jpg A genetic variation, or the “s” allele, was associated with thicker cortex in the high risk (top row) but with thinner cortex in the low risk (bottom row) individuals. Image courtesy of Ravi Bansal, PhD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.Building on a 30-year, three-generation... Read More
Published on January 20, 2016
137698443397_0.jpg In a new article published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, corresponding author Elizabeth Sowell, PhD of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in collaboration with authors from Harvard Medical School and San Diego State University, reviewed ongoing research efforts to determine... Read More
Published on January 20, 2016
Depression cover image.jpg Building on a 30-year, three-generation study of depressed individuals, their children and offspring, a study published in the journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging provides a better understanding of the familial risk for depression and the role neuroplasticity might have in... Read More
Published on December 30, 2015
136291985462_0.jpg Every year brings more breakthroughs and discoveries in the field of pediatric medicine, many from right here in Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Today, we’re recapping the top 5 most popular ResearCHLA stories of the year. Stay tuned for many more in the new year!1. Researchers... Read More
Published on December 28, 2015
136126636094.jpg Bubbles ‘n BowelsSmall bowel syndrome (SBS), a disorder characterized by malabsorption of nutrients due to removal of parts of the small intestine, affects roughly 9000 children and 3500 adults in the United States annually. Surgical removal of the intestine is often done in... Read More
Published on December 24, 2015
135860193543_0.jpg Either way, we hope your holidays are stimulating!from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Read More
Published on December 20, 2015
135606560922_0.jpg Sex-based differences in incidence and long-term outcomes have been well documented in pediatric cancer patients. Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have now discovered similar differences in acute side effects due to treatment in pediatric patients with acute... Read More
Published on December 16, 2015
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Two philanthropic gifts, totaling $4 million, have been pledged in support of The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, an international referral center for children with complex eye diseases. A $2 million gift from the Larry & Celia Moh Foundation to The... Read More
Published on December 11, 2015
135015245361.jpg Purple haze, all in my lungA variety of signaling molecules control the branching program by which the lung grows and develops. In this image we see the beginning of normal branching that occurs at budding points of the lung known as epithelial tips. Researchers at Children’s... Read More
Published on December 4, 2015
134539230639_0.jpg Newborn brain images show total maternal prenatal iron intake (purple) correlates with tissue organization and development. Image courtesy of Bradley Peterson, MD, The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.In the first study of its kind, researchers have... Read More
Published on December 3, 2015
Newborn brain images V2.jpg In the first study of its kind, researchers have shown that inadequate maternal iron intake during pregnancy exerts subtle effects on infant brain development.  Their findings have been published online by the journal Pediatric Research. The research—led by principal... Read More

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