Research News Listing

Published on October 8, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg What a mouse may tell us about sensory disorders in children with common inherited form of mental retardation Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have described for the first time a specific perceptual learning deficit in mice with a mutation of the same... Read More
Published on September 24, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Retinoblastoma cell of origin identified in research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Retinoblastoma is a childhood retinal tumor usually affecting children one to two years of age.  Although rare, it is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in children. Left... Read More
Published on September 9, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Growth factor found in breast milk may be protective against devastating intestinal disorder of newborn infants Premature infants are at increased risk for a potentially lethal gastrointestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC. Studies conducted by... Read More
Published on August 19, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown that a select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab, creating an army of natural killer cells that can be used to destroy the cancer cells. Results of their in vitro study,... Read More
Published on August 4, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Grants will fund neuroblastoma consortium, career development and summer fellowships The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) several grants... Read More
Published on August 4, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Researchers from The Saban Research Institute suggest neural basis for symptoms of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders In the first study of its kind, Prapti Gautam, PhD, and colleagues from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles found that children... Read More
Published on June 26, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg The EMPOWER Weight Management Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has received $1.5 million from the UniHealth Foundation to fund a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary clinic offering resources for patients and families struggling with significant weight issues and to... Read More
Published on June 25, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg NIH Awards $4 Million to Map Developing Lung A team of investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $4 million over five years by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for LungMAP, an atlas of the... Read More
Published on June 2, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Test identifies germline mutations of gene responsible for childhood eye cancer Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have developed a unique next-generation sequencing test for the gene linked to retinoblastoma. The new approach is both more comprehensive... Read More
Published on May 27, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg A team of researchers, led by physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, have found that infants with bronchiolitis who were treated with inhaled hypertonic saline in the emergency department (ED) were less likely to require admission to the hospital compared to infants... Read More
Published on May 16, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM, to lead the clinical, research and academic programs Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM, has been named the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, effective July 1. A board-certified pediatric infectious disease... Read More
Published on May 13, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have discovered that by targeting a particular receptor, chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells can be killed in an acute form of childhood leukemia, offering the potential for a future treatment for patients who would otherwise... Read More
Published on May 7, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Grant supports Developmental Neurogenetics program, part of the Institute for the Developing Mind The Simms/Mann Family Foundation has made a $3 million gift to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to fund an endowed chair for the director of the Developmental... Read More
Published on April 29, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg People in the U.S. don’t always know their village or island of origin—but now they can Biogeographical data is useful in screening for disease risk and drug sensitivity associated with certain ethnic groups.  A team of researchers, including an investigator from... Read More
Published on April 23, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Bradley Scott Peterson, MD, has been named the inaugural director of the Institute for the Developing Mind (IDM) at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, effective July 1. Peterson is currently director of the Center for Developmental Neuropsychiatry... Read More
Published on April 23, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Burning coal for domestic heating may contribute to early fetal death according to a new study by experts from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – the coldest capital city in the world. In a paper published today in... Read More
Published on March 4, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu Three physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles were recently accepted into the American Pediatric Society (APS)--a national collaboration of pediatricians dedicated... Read More
Published on February 20, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM, leads specialized IMPAACT laboratories Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM, principal investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children’... Read More
Published on January 30, 2014
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Weekly farmers market to offer healthy foods to hospital staff, patients and patient families Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu On January 29, 2014, a weekly farmers market debuted at Children’... Read More
Published on December 19, 2013
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Six investigators elected into the Society for Pediatric Research Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu Six researchers from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the... Read More

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