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Baby Jasmine was born in late December with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and had her first open-heart surgery at five days old. She is enrolled in the groundbreaking clinical trial at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of CHLA); featured image for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles joins national consortium to study use of stem cells in treating a rare cardiac defect

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles joins national consortium to study use of stem cells in treating a rare cardiac defect

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is announcing participation in the first-ever clinical trial using stem cells from umbilical cord blood to delay or even prevent heart failure in children born with a rare …

Jian Xu (Photo courtesy of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC); featured image for Researcher Jian Xu earns accolades for cell fate studies

Researcher Jian Xu earns accolades for cell fate studies

Basic science can often be far from basic—especially for Jian Xu, who believes cells are kind of like people. “In simple terms, we look at how cells determine their own fate,” said …

Motor neurons derived from an ALS patient (Image courtesy of the Ichida Lab); featured image for USC announces winners of the Audrey E. Streedain Regenerative Medicine Initiative Awards

USC announces winners of the Audrey E. Streedain Regenerative Medicine Initiative Awards

Two collaborative teams within USC Stem Cell are developing new approaches that could eventually help patients with heart disease, frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The teams are the winners of …

Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD