Stories by Ellin Kavanagh:
Retinoblastoma study suggests way to diagnose tumor
Research at USC Roski Eye Institute and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles focuses on a liquid biopsy.
Researchers engineer new, working liver tissue by manipulating stem cells
Scarcity of available organs makes the treatment of liver disease challenging.
Event examines the power of regenerative medicine
The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Annual Symposium focuses on the promise of regenerative medicine — from curing HIV to building organs such as kidneys and intestines.
Keck School autism investigator elected to Institute of Medicine
Autism expert Pat Levitt has been elected as a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences.
Magnetic treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma proves less than attractive
Removing tumor cells with a magnet? It may sound strange, but researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and their colleagues explored whether this technique can create better outcomes for patients with high-risk neuroblastoma.
Children’s Hospital names director of developmental neurogenetics
Pat Levitt will serve as inaugural director of the Developmental Neurogenetics Program of the newly created Institute for the Developing Mind within The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles).
Maternal Diabetes Linked to Obesity in Offspring
A research team led by Sebastien G. Bouret, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has made critical discoveries demonstrating that maternal diabetes during pregnancy triggers obesity in the offspring and sets them up for lifelong health issues.
Researchers Define Key Components in Lung Repair
A team at the Keck School of Medicine of USC-affiliated Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has made crucial discoveries about the role of key proteins in wound healing in the tiny air sacs in the lungs known as alveoli that could lead to new therapies for children and adults.
Researchers Engineer Functioning Intestine in Lab
Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have engineered a small intestine in mice that replicates the structures of a naturally occurring intestine – a necessary first step toward someday applying this regenerative medicine technique to humans.
Study Points to Environmental Factors of Autism
Living near a freeway may be associated with increased risk of autism, according to a study published by a team of researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of California at Davis MIND Institute.
NCI Awards $2.5 Million to USC Cancer Researcher
Fatih Uckun, professor of research pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has been awarded $2.5 million from the National Cancer Institute to support development of a new class of anticancer drugs against acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of cancer in children and adolescents.