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DISCOVERIES AND INNOVATION

Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Youth

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Controlling blood glucose levels is difficult, but weight loss helps

The occurrence of Type 2 diabetes in youth is increasing, yet the ability to control the disease by regulating blood glucose levels has proven difficult for this age group. A study published in the journal Pediatric Diabetes by investigators at Children’s...

The Fight Against Resistant Leukemia

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) affects about 3,000 children each year in the United States. While chemotherapy is highly effective—about 90% of children beat the cancer—the treatment comes with many side effects. And still, in one tenth of cases, the cancer resists treatment. Yong-Mi Kim, MD, PhD, MPH, of CHLA’s Cancer...

First-Ever Pediatric Guidelines for Obtaining Venous Access

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Will make the process better, safer and more cost efficient

By Ellin Kavanagh
 

Placement of an intravenous catheter—to allow health care providers the ability to easily take blood...

RESEARCH COMMUNITY

Researcher Awarded $10.7M to Study Adolescent Brain Development

Elizabeth Sowell, PhD
Elizabeth Sowell, PhD - Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Adolescence is a time of great change, both emotionally, socially and...

Health Complexities in Pediatrics: The Saban Research Institute’s Annual Symposium

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The Saban Research Institute’s Annual Symposium will take place on February 19, 2020. This year’s theme is Health Complexities in Pediatrics: Investigating Systems in Action and Interaction

The Saban Research Institute Annual Symposium highlights...

Peter Chiarelli, MD, PhD Wins Prestigious Award for Nanoparticle Research

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When it comes to pediatric brain cancers, research and treatments have made great strides. But some cancers do not respond to conventional treatments or grow deep within delicate areas of the brain, where surgical removal can be impossible.

Peter Chiarelli, MD, PhD, has received an award to...

NEWS

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One of the mysteries about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is how it is spread within households, including why some family members develop the viral infection and others do not. Is there a way to predict who will be symptomatic or asymptomatic and how long someone...
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The NIH-funded study extends a larger investigation into influenza.   Los Angeles (September 14, 2020) — One of the mysteries about severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, is how it is spread within households,...
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Controlling blood glucose levels is difficult, but weight loss helps The occurrence of Type 2 diabetes in youth is increasing, yet the ability to control the disease by regulating blood glucose levels has proven difficult for this age group. A study published in the journal...

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.