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Published on February 8, 2017
156996740147_0.jpg Brain activity of spider phobic people during repeated presentation of pictures of spiders - when they were aware of them (left column), and when they were not aware of them (right column). The phobic people processed t​he spider pictures significantly more when they were not... Read More
Published on February 6, 2017
CHLA-Tarantula-web.jpg A team of investigators, led by Bradley S. Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Paul Siegel, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Purchase College of the State University of New York, have found that... Read More
Published on January 30, 2017
156588189347_0.jpg Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, led by Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD, have mapped the genetic changes resulting from short bowel syndrome (SBS) using a novel zebrafish model and by performing intensive gene sequencing. This approach to determining which genes are... Read More
Published on January 25, 2017
CHLA-3D-rendering-of-DNA.jpg Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, led by Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD, have mapped the genetic changes resulting from short bowel syndrome (SBS) using a novel zebrafish model and by performing intensive gene sequencing. This approach to determining which genes are... Read More
Published on January 10, 2017
CHLA-Larry-Yin -2.jpg Funding supports initiatives to battle high obesity rates in West Los Angeles The USC University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was awarded $880,000 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health with... Read More
Published on January 9, 2017
155634503822_0.jpg Characterized by repetition of sounds, syllables, or words; prolongation of sounds; and interruptions in speech, stuttering occurs most often in children between the ages of 2 and 6 as they are developing their language skills. While 75 percent outgrow or recover from stuttering... Read More
Published on January 3, 2017
CHLA-Peterson.jpg A study led by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles demonstrates what lead investigator Bradley Peterson, MD, calls “a critical mass of evidence” of a common underlying lifelong vulnerability in both children and adults who stutter. They discovered that regional... Read More
Published on January 3, 2017
155354689992_0.jpg Innate immune cells of the myeloid lineage (primarily macrophages and neutrophils) surrounding the epithelial crypts in inflamed colonic tissue. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a debilitating, incurable condition affecting approximately 1.5 million patients in the USA,... Read More
Published on December 13, 2016
154429856192_0.jpg Doctors in training, known as medical residents, often find themselves tasked with significant clinical responsibilities while continuing to learn how to be a physician. Many hospitals offer lecture conferences to supplement the education of residents, but turnout to these... Read More
Published on December 6, 2016
154135940097_0.jpg Investigators from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children’s Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have determined that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer. Results of this randomized,... Read More
Published on December 2, 2016
Freyer.jpg Investigators from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children’s Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have determined that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer. Results of this randomized,... Read More
Published on November 29, 2016
153833816027_0.jpg Differences in Neural Density between Stuttering and Control Participants Blue: reduced neural density in stutterers; Red: increased neural density in stutterersResearchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have conducted the first study of its kind, using proton... Read More
Published on November 23, 2016
Alex Judkins 2014 cropped.jpg May create opportunities for new, less aggressive, therapies for children with subset of brain tumors A multi-institutional group of researchers, led by investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Michigan, have identified a simple and inexpensive... Read More
Published on November 23, 2016
Peterson.jpg Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have conducted the first study of its kind, using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to look at brain regions in both adults and children who stutter. Consistent with past functional MRI studies, their findings... Read More
Published on November 17, 2016
153319027807_0.jpg Human Native Lung (left) and Tissue Engineered Lung (right)Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have developed a tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea which contains the diverse cell types present in the human respiratory tract.  The study, led by principal... Read More
Published on November 11, 2016
Untitled.jpg Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have developed a tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea which contains the diverse cell types present in the human respiratory tract.  The study, led by principal investigator Tracy Grikscheit, MD, a pediatric surgeon and... Read More
Published on November 10, 2016
Yong-Mi Kim, MD, PhD.jpg Yong-Mi Kim, MD, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded a 3 year translational research program (TRP) grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to study a novel approach to eradicating minimal residual disease in patients... Read More
Published on November 4, 2016
152734159347_0.jpg Children with sleep apnea may be at increased risk for overnight respiratory events (ORE) following anesthesia.  But researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) wondered if the practice of hospitalizing a child overnight following sedation for certain non-surgical... Read More
Published on October 27, 2016
152396607647_0.gif A study by researchers from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles reveals a promising therapeutic target for improving lung function in infants. Their study, now published online by the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular... Read More
Published on October 20, 2016
Breath In, Branch Out.gif A study by researchers from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles reveals a promising therapeutic target for improving lung function in infants.  Their study, now published online by the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular... Read More

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