Do you or does anyone you know suffer from Emphysema?


Are COPD symptoms keeping you from enjoying simple daily activities?

If shortness of breath, severe coughing or wheezing is keeping you from living life to its fullest, here’s some good news: You may qualify for a study that is designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational device that could help you breathe easier. Is this study right for you?

LA BioMed Researcher Honored for Outstanding Research


Dr. Christina Wang Receives Mayo H. Soley Award

LOS ANGELES – (Feb. 5, 2015) – Christina Wang, MD, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) lead researcher, has received a top honor for her outstanding research work, the Mayo H. Soley Award, at the 2015 Western Regional Meetings of five top research societies in the West.

LA BioMed Researchers Honored


Selected as the Nation’s and the Region’s Best Doctors

LOS ANGELES – (Jan. 21, 2015) – Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute’s (LA BioMed’s) physician-researchers continue to rate among the nation’s and the region’s best doctors, with 43 of them listed among Southern California Super Doctors for 2015 or set to be listed among America’s Top Doctors when it issues its 2015 publication later this year.

Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review


LA BioMed Researcher Authors Book to Provide Instruction for Medical Students

LOS ANGELES – (Jan. 13, 2015) – “Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review,” a new book by Christian de Virgilio, MD, a nine-time winner of UCLA’s Golden Apple Award as Faculty Teacher of the Year, provides medical students and other healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding of surgical diseases in one easy-to-use reference.

Emmaus Life Sciences to Present Phase 3 Sickle Cell Disease Trial Data at 56th American Society of Hemotology Annual Meeting

Reduction in the Frequency of Sickle Cell Crisis, Frequency in Hospitalizations, Hospital Days and Fewer Cases of Acute Chest Syndrome Highlighted in Abstract

Vaccine Holds Hope of Preventing Antibiotic Resistant Skin Infections


LA BioMed Researchers Find Novel NDV-3 Vaccine Protects Against MRSA

LOS ANGELES – (Dec. 8, 2014) – In the U.S. and around the globe, skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continue to endanger the health and lives of patients and otherwise healthy individuals. Treatment is difficult because MRSA is resistant to many antibiotics, and the infections can recur, placing family members and other close contacts at risk of infection.

The Ever-Transcendent Cell


Deriving physiologic first principles
Both the developmental and phylogenetic histories of an organism describe the evolution of physiology—the complex of metabolic pathways that govern the function of an organism as a whole. The necessity of establishing and maintaining homeostatic mechanisms began at the cellular level, with the very first cells, and homeostasis provides the underlying selection pressure fueling evolution.

LA BioMed Receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations Funding

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) announced today that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges. Frans J. Walther, MD, PhD, an LA BioMed lead researcher, will continue to pursue an innovative global health research project, titled “Aerosol Delivery of Synthetic Lung Surfactant.”

Grant Awarded for Device to Detect Newborn Heart Problems

LA BioMed Partnering with QT Medical to Identify Infants at Risk of Long QT Syndrome

LOS ANGELES – (Oct. 28, 2014) –Each year, some 2,000 babies are born in the U.S. with a genetic heart condition, known as long QT syndrome. If not diagnosed in time, babies with long QT syndrome can die from a sudden arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat.

Advancing Innovation Gala to Honor Leaders of Companies Built on LA BioMed Research


Event also Will Recognize Dr. John Michael Criley for His Leadership

LOS ANGELES – (September 24, 2014) – On Oct. 18 at its Advancing Innovation Gala, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) will recognize three champions of innovation who are leading companies built on research conducted at LA BioMed: Timothy Cooke, PhD., Keith Leonard and Yutaka Niihara, MD.

The Advancing Innovation Gala also will honor John Michael Criley, MD, an LA BioMed Legend and researcher, who pioneered the modern U.S. paramedic model of providing emergency care.