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Published on August 3, 2015
How should we approach and study Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome?Though incredibly rare, Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome (JBS) requires intervention from multiple medical fields. Complications this syndrome presents in many areas of the body can necessitate treatment over the course of... Read More
Published on July 31, 2015
125541145507_0.jpg In a recent article in the New York Times, being “fat” is reported to be the most common reason children are bullied.As obesity rates have risen, much emphasis has been placed on taking personal responsibility for body weight and changing behaviors. There is a perception that... Read More
Published on July 29, 2015
125371408245_0.jpg Difference aids in childbearing, but likely imparts a greater susceptibility for scoliosis and osteoporosis in females Looking at measurements of the vertebrae – the series of small bones that make up the spinal column – in newborn children, investigators at Children’s Hospital... Read More
Published on July 27, 2015
125197984904_0.jpg According to a recent article in The New York Times, a study published in the journal Circulation found that consumption of sugary drinks results in some 184,000 deaths worldwide each year. The study’s researchers further estimate that sweetened drinks cause 133,000 deaths from... Read More
Published on July 27, 2015
Barbara-Driscoll-thumbnail.jpg LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2015)--Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and The Saban Research Institute of CHLA have created a dynamic functional mouse model for lung injury repair, a tool that will help scientists explain the origins of lung disease and provide a system by... Read More
Published on July 24, 2015
124946408652_0.jpg Researchers in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown greatly improved outcomes in using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with a serious but very rare form of chronic blood cancer... Read More
Published on July 24, 2015
GILSANZ-VICENTE_thumbnail.jpg Difference aids in childbearing, but likely imparts a greater susceptibility for scoliosis and osteoporosis in females  LOS ANGELES (July 24, 2015)--Looking at measurements of the vertebrae – the series of small bones that make up the spinal column – in newborn... Read More
Published on July 23, 2015
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2015)--Researchers in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown greatly improved outcomes in using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with a serious but very rare form... Read More
Published on July 22, 2015
124776356243_0.jpg Johanna Olson, MD, and her colleagues at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, provide care for the largest number of transyouth in the U.S. and have enrolled 101 patients in a study to determine the safety and efficacy of treatment that helps patients bring their bodies into closer... Read More
Published on July 21, 2015
Transgender-Jo-Olson.jpg Study reveals baseline characteristics of youth seeking care for gender dysphoria LOS ANGELES (July 21, 2015)--Johanna Olson, MD, and her colleagues at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, provide care for the largest number of transyouth in the U.S. and have enrolled 101... Read More
Published on July 20, 2015
124602328986_0.jpg Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressively lethal lung disease, with few effective treatment options.  Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have found that a biomarker commonly associated with cell injury called Annexin V may... Read More
Published on July 17, 2015
124352240944_0.png https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_wM5IS1y6KGekhZQ3NSYmxvZFE/edit?pli=1When colitis flares, there is an inflammatory process that kills both bacteria and colon cells mistakenly identified as pathogenic. The body mounts a counterforce, seeking to repair the intestinal lining.... Read More
Published on July 15, 2015
124182515189_0.jpg Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California found that children with autism spectrum disorder, as well as typically developing children, experience less stress in a sensory-adapted environment than in a regular dental clinic.A trip to... Read More
Published on July 13, 2015
124007898162_0.jpg This video is a fly-through of the colon. Much of the lining has been destroyed by a severe bout of colitis. Each frame depicts a progressively deeper layer of the colon with stem cells (shown in red) working to repair the organ.Image: mouse colonVideo credit: Cambrian Liu, PhD... Read More
Published on July 10, 2015
123752051922_0.jpg Retinoblastoma (or RB) is a childhood retinal tumor usually affecting children 1 to 2 years of age. Although rare, it is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in children.A common sign of this cancer is a white glow or glint in the pupil of one or both eyes. Parents may... Read More
Published on July 8, 2015
123578899711_0.jpg Two minutes, Frank Ing, MD, tells a visitor, with all the best intentions. He flashes a pair of fingers as reinforcement. “Two minutes.”Then he’s off on what he might call a mission of eminence, seeing Children’s Hospital Los Angeles through the final moments of a year-long... Read More
Published on July 6, 2015
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Published on July 3, 2015
123143868203_0.gif “Often, you have to understand the minute details before you can make sense of the bigger picture,” muses Jon Detterich, MD. This mentality fuels his research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where he looks to the smallest component of human life, the cell, to understand the... Read More
Published on July 1, 2015
122971158364_0.jpg “With one of the most diverse patient populations in the world and a shared commitment to better outcomes in the future, CHLA is in a position to pioneer research that will help answer the question of why diseases strike particular individuals and use this knowledge in the... Read More
Published on June 30, 2015
chla-MICHAEL-PULSIPHER_thumbnail.jpg The renowned researcher will head the Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) section at CHLA, one of world’s largest pediatric BMT programs LOS ANGELES (June 30, 2015)--Michael Allen Pulsipher, MD, will join the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and the Division... Read More

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