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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
Published on December 2, 2015
134410014607_0.jpg Dr. Joe Church, shown with patient Cristina Jade Peña in 1994.  Today, at age 31, Cristina is leading “a wonderful and happy life, because of medical advancements, and the lifesaving care and treatment by Dr. Church and his team at CHLA.”Joseph Church, MD, has a thick stack of... Read More
Published on December 1, 2015
134368525396_0.jpg Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty recognizing and interpreting how facial expressions convey various emotions – from joy to puzzlement, sadness to anger.  This can make it difficult for an individual with ASD to successfully navigate social... Read More
Published on November 30, 2015
facial expressions.jpg Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty recognizing and interpreting how facial expressions convey various emotions – from joy to puzzlement, sadness to anger.  This can make it difficult for an individual with ASD to successfully navigate... Read More
Published on November 19, 2015
133562077511.jpg Birth of a NeuronWhat can the developing brain, specifically the birth of neurons (green), tell us about predisposition to childhood obesity and diabetes? Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, led by Sebastien Bouret, PhD, are investigating how neuron development in... Read More
Published on November 9, 2015
132883476530_0.jpg More children are surviving malignant brain tumors than in the past, thanks to intense treatments using platinum-based chemotherapy. Unfortunately, the therapy has a known side effect of permanent hearing loss, resulting from damage to the inner ear. Investigators at Children’s... Read More
Published on November 3, 2015
ORGEL, ETAN 2.jpg More children are surviving malignant brain tumors than in the past, thanks to the use of intense treatments using platinum-based chemotherapy (cisplatin and high-dose carboplatin).  Unfortunately, the therapy has a known side effect of permanent hearing loss,... Read More

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