Targets Identified for Developing Therapies for IBMPFD


Study Identifies Protein Modification Needed to Treat Deadly Inherited Disorder

LOS ANGELES – (March 16, 2015) – IBMPFD is a rare and deadly genetic disorder that has devastated entire families, robbing many of their members of their ability to talk, walk and think clearly.

LA BioMed Research Holds Hope for Reversing Childhood Asthma Associated with Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy.


Study is first to Reverse Lung Damage Caused by Prenatal Nicotine Exposure. 

LOS ANGELES – (Feb. 17, 2015) – A new study from Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) holds hope for reversing asthma caused by smoking during pregnancy.

The study, published online by the American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, reported that a medication that stimulates certain proteins in the body reversed airway damage in disease models of asthma caused by prenatal exposure to nicotine.  

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.”