New international research co-led by SickKids has identified a “master energy regulator” gene in the brain that plays an essential role in obesity. It is published in the March 12 advance online edition of Nature
SickKids and Hamad Medical Corporation celebrated the fourth anniversary of their partnership, which is transforming children’s health care in Qatar by developing child health research capacity, providing interdisciplinary education and enhancing paediatric clinical programs.
In many provinces, newborns are screened for cystic fibrosis (CF), but until now there was no way to know which CF newborns were at risk for more severe CF disease, such as developing CF-related diabetes later in life. Researchers at SickKids have shown that the same biomarker that identifies CF at birth can predict which newborns are at greater risk for eventually developing diabetes