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Published on September 28, 2015
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg A team of researchers from the Trauma Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles conclude that an admission hematocrit provides a reliable screening test for identifying pediatric patients who are at an increased risk of bleeding after injury.  Their retrospective review of... Read More
Published on September 25, 2015
129884645237_0.jpg Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have found that a common therapeutic target for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may actually protect against intestinal inflammation or colitis by inhibiting pathogenic T immune cells. This discovery, reported in... Read More
Published on September 25, 2015
Polk 20%.jpg Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have found that a common therapeutic target for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may actually protect against intestinal inflammation or colitis by inhibiting pathogenic T-cells. This discovery, reported in the... Read More
Published on September 21, 2015
Peterson.jpg Neural dysfunction in cognitive control circuits during adolescence could be predictor of psychotic disorders Researchers led by Bradley S. Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, have shown that lower levels of... Read More
Published on September 19, 2015
129459571091_0.jpg Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research to improve HIV care and prevention in a study focusing on Black, Latino and multiracial gay and bisexual young men – a group at the... Read More
Published on September 17, 2015
Michele D. Kipke, PhD for web.jpg Research aims to improve HIV care and prevention among young men of color Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research to improve HIV care and prevention in a study focusing... Read More
Published on September 16, 2015
129246628734_0.jpg New model allows researchers to visualize an embryo as it grows Featured on the cover of the August issue of Development, this image shows the development of heart and dorsal arteries using 30 still images from a time-lapsed movie generated using a new transgenic... Read More
Published on September 4, 2015
128346423672_0.jpg CHLA researcher Elizabeth Sowell, PhD, was featured on NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report on Thursday, September 3 for her research study finding an association between socioeconomic status and brain development. Check out her interview here as well as our own post below from... Read More
Published on September 2, 2015
Erika Kort.jpg A life-changing event for a Los Angeles family has resulted in their funding an endowment to support The Kort Family Foundation Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Research Program in the Division of Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  The $2 million gift from Jill... Read More
Published on August 26, 2015
127669455447_0.jpg Cross-section of mouse gastrocnemius muscle, courtesy of Lily Chao, MD, Children’s Hospital, Los AngelesImportant for quick leg movements like running and jumping, the gastrocnemius muscle is connected to the Achilles tendon and spans the back of the lower leg. Researchers at... Read More
Published on August 26, 2015
127666317572.jpg medresearch: Curcumin Shows Potential to Prevent Inflammation-Associated Cancer and Restore Gut Ecology Researchers at the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center have made another promising discovery about curcumin—the bioactive ingredient in turmeric—as a... Read More
Published on August 25, 2015
127602386913_0.jpg Seeing the arm ripped off of one’s favorite SpongeBob SquarePants plush pillow can be heartbreaking for a child. But rather than grieve its loss, a young Michael Quintero got out his mother’s sewing kit and slowly stitched SpongeBob back together. While too young to truly... Read More
Published on August 21, 2015
127262785052_0.jpg Like the beautiful corals that line sea reefs (right), lung epithelial cells (left) line the many branches of airways in your lungs through which air is collected and distributed to incoming red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the rest of the body.Researchers at CHLA are... Read More
Published on August 20, 2015
127202298341_0.jpg In a word? Data.Left: The Great Library of Alexandria, O. Von Corven, 1st Century, Public DomainRight: Big Data Image, Courtesy of Shutterstock “The library of Alexandria was a great data repository,” began Randall Wetzel, MD, during a presentation at Children’s... Read More
Published on August 17, 2015
126958684456_0.jpg Researchers demonstrate better outcomes using immune therapy drug called alemtuzumab in transplant patients with non-malignant genetic diseases of blood cellsComputer modeling of the monoclonal antibody alemtuzumab, which CHLA researchers have shown helps reduce graft rejections... Read More
Published on August 14, 2015
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Four sites with dedicated transgender youth clinics to enroll patients to examine long-term treatment effects The National Institutes of Health has awarded $5.7M for a five-year, multicenter study which will be the first in the U.S. to evaluate the long-term outcomes of... Read More
Published on August 10, 2015
126387658572_0.jpg Functional MRI of brain activity during a spatial N-back task.Ever wonder how the brain figures out what we need to learn? What we need to remember? What we can forget? A clue lies in understanding what’s called “working memory”, which holds information temporarily and processes... Read More
Published on August 7, 2015
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg LOS ANGELES (August 7, 2015)--Medulloblastoma, the most commonly occurring malignant brain tumor in children, can be classified into four subgroups—each with a different risk profile requiring subgroup-specific therapy. Currently, subgroup determination is done after surgical... Read More
Published on August 7, 2015
126120633470_0.jpg When life gives you lemons, make some lemonade.Alexandra “Alex” Scott gave new meaning to the saying when, at the age of four, she began selling lemonade to fund pediatric cancer research. She had been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of the sympathetic nervous... Read More
Published on August 5, 2015
125955034136_0.gif Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, led by principal investigator and acting division head of Neurology Wendy Mitchell, MD, have been at the forefront of studying treatment and outcome Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome or OMS (also known as the “dancing eyes” syndrome or... Read More

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