Research News Listing

Published on August 19, 2016
149187714967_0.jpg In an innovative, first-in-pediatrics study, available only at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), researchers will be enrolling children between 1 and 18 years of age who have certain types of relapsed or treatment-resistant cancer.The aim of this investigator-initiated... Read More
Published on August 17, 2016
Leo Mascarenhas, MD.jpg In an innovative, first-in-pediatrics study, available only at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), researchers will be enrolling children between 1 and 18 years of age who have certain types of relapsed or treatment-resistant cancer. The aim of this investigator-initiated... Read More
Published on August 16, 2016
149038707962_0.jpg Study suggests substantial complications may impact daily activities, long after initial cancer diagnosisA team of researchers from nine leading academic hospitals and research centers have published a paper in the early online edition of the journal Cancer that describes... Read More
Published on August 15, 2016
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Study suggests substantial complications may impact daily activities, long after initial cancer diagnosis A team of researchers from nine leading academic hospitals and research centers have published a paper in the early online edition of the journal Cancer that describes... Read More
Published on August 11, 2016
148797328460_0.jpg Study shows why glucose levels are reduced in the brains of children with E. coli K1 meningitisE. coli K1 damages microvessels (green) that constitute the blood-brain barrier in an experimental newborn mouse model of meningitis.Escherichia coli K1 (E. coli K1) continues to be a... Read More
Published on August 9, 2016
148696357762_0.jpg Limiting screen time is often talked about for middle- and high school students. But, should parents worry about how much time their preschoolers are spending in front of a tablet? While adults and caregivers find it easy to entertain or distract little kids with a smart phone... Read More
Published on August 5, 2016
148502360606_0.jpg Five physician-scientists with the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles recently received grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research. Theirs are just some of the innovative... Read More
Published on August 2, 2016
E44 PPARgamma meninges 63x zoom2.jpg Study shows why glucose levels are reduced in the brains of children with E. coli K1 meningitis Escherichia coli K1 (E. coli K1) continues to be a major threat to the health of young infants.  Affecting the central nervous system, it causes neonatal meningitis by... Read More
Published on August 2, 2016
148355282086_0.jpg Osteoporosis is a major problem in public health with significant costs both in healthcare dollars and human potential. Generally known as a condition effecting older women, and to a lesser extent, older men, this condition originates in childhood. Fragile bones can also occur... Read More
Published on July 29, 2016
148155456491_0.jpg A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants.  Their findings, reported online in the journal Science Translational Medicine on... Read More
Published on July 27, 2016
St Baldrick's Foundation.jpg Five physician-researchers with the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have been awarded more than $800,000 in grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research. ... Read More
Published on July 27, 2016
J%20Bender%20Headshot2.jpg A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants.  Their findings, reported online in the journal Science Translational... Read More
Published on July 26, 2016
148008194562_0.jpg A study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the California Department of Public Health suggests that all babies with a known mutation for cystic fibrosis (CF) and second mutation called the 5T allele should receive... Read More
Published on July 25, 2016
SALINAS,%20DANIELI.jpg A study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the California Department of Public Health suggests that all babies with a known mutation for cystic fibrosis (CF) and second mutation called the 5T allele should receive... Read More
Published on July 22, 2016
147805813577_0.jpg Regulating how the gut microbiome interacts with the immune system may protect the intestine from injury by decreasing inflammationInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) causes immeasurable suffering to those afflicted and costs our society about $1.2 billion annually.At its core, IBD... Read More
Published on July 19, 2016
147651259491_0.jpg Marketing junk food to kids A recent study confirms what parents and food companies have known for years – advertisements aimed at kids are effective. We’ve all seen a young child, seated in the shopping cart – reaching longingly for a brightly colored box of cereal displaying... Read More
Published on July 15, 2016
147454923068_0.jpg Robert Seeger, MD (center), in 1991Cell lines, or populations of identical cells maintained in a laboratory, are fundamental to even the most basic of biomedical research. With a thriving cell line, researchers do not have to rely on precious, and often rare, patient samples.“... Read More
Published on July 12, 2016
147296573893_0.jpg While rare, a percentage of congenital craniofacial abnormalities may indicate a risk of developing cancer. This critical insight may change the course of treatment in order to ensure the best possible outcome for patients.Seemingly straightforward craniofacial conditions, such... Read More
Published on July 8, 2016
Michele Kipke PhD, and Thomas Buchanan, MD web.jpg Clinical and Translational Science Award will be Catalyst for Clinical and Community Research On June 30, 2016, a team of researchers led by Thomas Buchanan, MD, Michele Kipke PhD and Jonathan Samet, MD, of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California... Read More
Published on July 8, 2016
147101579911_0.jpg What happens in early childhood can matter for a lifetime.Pediatricians are growing increasingly alarmed about the dangers of so-called “toxic stress”—chronic activation of a young child’s stress response systems due to repeated, uncontrollable adverse events, which can alter... Read More

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