Laura Perin (Photo courtesy of CHLA)

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 …

Immune cells (highlighted in yellow) in the mouse colon that are the proposed target of TNFR2-activating therapy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (Image courtesy of D. Brent Polk)

Study to examine how tumor necrosis factor works to reduce intestinal inflammation

D. Brent Polk, MD, AGAF, 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 …

Zebrafish heart with coronary vessels (Image courtesy of Ellen Lien/Children's Hospital Los Angeles)

Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien awarded $1.7 million to study heart regeneration

Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, an investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and principal investigator with USC Stem Cell, has been awarded nearly $1.7 million, over a four …

Barbara Driscoll (Photo courtesy of Children's Hospital Los Angeles)

Researchers create promising new model for lung injury repair

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and The Saban Research Institute of CHLA have created a dynamic functional mouse model for lung injury repair, a tool that will help scientists explain the …

Jennifer Marcus