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Small but Mighty: Courageous Kennedy Grows Stronger After Spending First Year of Life in the NICCU

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Small but Mighty: Courageous Kennedy Grows Stronger After Spending First Year of Life in the NICCU

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New Cellular Approach Found to Control Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that extracellular vesicles – tiny protein-filled structures – isolated from amniotic fluid stem cells (AFSCs) can be used to effectively slow the progression of kidney damage in mice with a type of chronic kidney disease.

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#FiercePierce: 2-Year-Old Patient Beats Back Leukemia and Inspires Thousands of Potential Stem Cell Donors

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2-year-old Children's Hospital Los Angeles patient Pierce Kelly beats leukemia thanks to a stem cell donor in France and inspires thousands of potential donors.

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Study to Examine How Tumor Necrosis Factor Works to Reduce Intestinal Inflammation

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An investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.5 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH for the study of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and its role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Expert from the Largest Pediatric Craniofacial Program in the U.S. Raises Awareness of Young Patients with Facial Differences and Syndromes Like Treacher Collins

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the largest craniofacial program for children in the country and is directed by Mark Urata, MD, DDS, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at CHLA. He comments on Treacher Collins Syndrome and other facial differences brought to light in the new movie, "Wonder."

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CHLA is Awarded More than $1 Million from St. Baldrick’s Foundation to Fund Cancer Research

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Three physician-researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have been awarded more than $1 million in grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support research efforts spanning both neuroblastoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia – two of the most aggressive childhood cancers.

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Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Manage Pain at a Pediatric Hospital?

In a study conducted to determine if virtual reality (VR) can be effectively used for pain management during medical procedures such as blood draw, findings showed that VR significantly reduced patients’ and parents’ perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress during the procedure.

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Trained T-Cells to Target Toxic Viruses in Pediatric Patients

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $4.8 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to study the use of a new T-cell therapy to help fight active viral infections in children with severe immune deficiencies.

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Study to Examine the Impact of Stress on the Health of Sexual Minority Adolescents

Investigators will study a large national sample of youth who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual to discover how different stress triggers, over time, can set the stage for poor health outcomes such as depression, self-harm, and substance use .

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Annual Halloween Greeting Card Drive Kicks Off on CHLA.org

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Supporters and friends in the community, across the country and around the world are invited to take part in the hospital’s annual Halloween greeting card drive. Individuals can go to CHLA.org/Halloween from October 20-31 and create a special greeting card for the Halloween holiday by choosing from one of three designs (a dog, a cat or a bunny) and write a personal message of cheer to a patient.







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