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    The new issue of ResearCHLA is here!

    Learn how events of the past year helped shape research at CHLA.

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NEWS

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Extended opioid use may cause health and developmental issues. A $3 million grant will help identify the long-term effects of opioid pain relief for newborns.
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A study led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles shows parents in disadvantaged communities are talking to their kids more about disease-preventing behaviors.
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A Children’s Hospital Los Angeles study validates a new risk assessment for hepatoblastoma and finds some histological characteristics also predict prognosis.

RESEARCH COMMUNITY

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Tiredness and fatigue. Frequent headaches. Brain fog. These are just a few symptoms of long COVID that can persist weeks after a COVID-19 infection. Find out how researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are studying new ways to manage and potentially treat long COVID.
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A new study from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles found that a specific pathway may be driving tumor growth in Ewing sarcoma.
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Matthew Borzage, PhD, was among the co-authors of a pioneering effort to create the first comprehensive growth charts for the brain.

MORE STORIES

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Since arriving at CHLA in March 2021, Hillary has been busy getting the new Alfred E. Mann Family Foundation Zebrafish Facility up and running.
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The novel cancer drugs often grab the headlines. But Dr. Orgel's research has a different focus: making current treatments better—and less toxic.
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Rachel Reyes, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Deardorff’s lab, where she is testing cell lines as models for rare genetic conditions.

Research videos

  • Leaders in Pediatric Health Through Scientific Discovery

    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked 5th nationally in US News and World Report’s list of top children’s hospitals. This recognized excellence in patient care would be impossible without the intimate relationship shared with our research enterprise. Watch as Chief Scientific Officer, Pat Levitt, PhD, introduces our research themes and discusses CHLA’s position as a leader in pediatric health through our scientific discoveries.

  • Family Philanthropy Benefits Research on Nephrology

    A documentary film about the GOFARR Fund for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was recently screened at the Sun Valley Film Festival for Future Filmmakers. The film, “Believe: The Story of the GOFARR Fund,” was made by Amanda Schenkman and tells the story about her twin brother Gabriel and his journey with a congenital kidney condition.

    The Schenkman Family Fund supports nephrology research at CHLA overseen by Roger De Filippo, MD, FACS, FAAP and Laura Perin, PhD. At the GOFARR Laboratory for Organ Regenerative Research and Cell Therapeutics in Urology, De Filippo and Perin focus on the development of new stem cell therapeutics and other techniques for organ regeneration.

  • Using Gene-Editing to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

    Senta Georgia, PhD, is creating new insulin-producing cells using CRISPR gene-editing technology in her work to cure genetic forms of diabetes.

  • Can Virtual Reality Help Manage Pain?

    Researchers at CHLA are studying the use of virtual reality to reduce pain in children and adolescents undergoing painful medical procedures. Jeffrey Gold, PhD, a clinical psychologist and director of the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic, explains his research.

  • Using Virtual Reality to Train Physicians for Pediatric Emergencies

    CHLA is using virtual reality to build skills and confidence to prepare medical students for real-life emergencies. Joshua Sherman, MD, an emergency medicine physician at CHLA, explains how.

  • Protecting the Brains of Infants with Therapeutic Cooling

    Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles are using therapeutic cooling to protect the brains of newborns deprived of oxygen during birth. Jessica Wisnowski, PhD, and Tai-Wei Wu, MD, explain the process and why it works.