Research News Listing

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 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 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 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
Published on October 8, 2015
hypothermia team.jpg Latest study shows effects of hypothermia on infant brain metabolism using MRS imaging A unique study at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles of newborns treated with hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) – a condition that occurs when the brain is deprived of an... Read More
Published on October 1, 2015
TE Colon_Grik 50%.jpg A study by scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has shown that tissue-engineered colon derived from human cells is able to develop the many specialized nerves required for function, mimicking the neuronal population found in native colon. These specialized neurons,... Read More
Published on October 1, 2015
11_17_14 ED photo 10%.jpg In a study to be published on Oct.1 by the journal Pediatric Emergency Care, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles piloted a brief mental health screening tool to be used with patients accessing the emergency department for medical complaints who might be at risk... Read More
Published on September 30, 2015
Newsroom.jpg Study on substance use and adolescent brain development to look at 10,000 children at research institutions throughout the U.S. As part of a landmark study about the effects of adolescent substance use on the developing brain called the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development... Read More
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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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