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We sat down with Dr. Bret Pearson to learn more about how worms respond to their wounds, which can give us insight on improving our healing and how tumours or tissues that have gone into healing hyper-drive may be formed.
Scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to correct a disease-causing mutation in mice with a form of congenital muscular dystrophy, MDC1A.
While we know that CF is caused by mutations in the CFTR gene, there are many different mutations within that gene that could be responsible for the disease, some more rare than others. Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have been working to determine how these already-approved drugs may also benefit kids with rare CFTR mutations.
Drs. Lucy Duan, Stephanie Erdle, Laura Erdman, Alisha Jamal, and Gabrielle Salmers are Paediatric Residents at SickKids and leads of the Paediatric Outpatient Program (POP) clinic. Dr. Hosanna Au is a staff paediatrician and overseeing supervisor of POP. They give their perspective on advocating for the health of child refugees and newcomers.
Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), gives his perspective on patient safety and SickKids' journey to becoming a high reliability organization.
Dr. Adam Rapoport, Medical Director of the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT); Kim Widger, Nurse Researcher with PACT; and Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief, give their perspective on families choosing to have their child's end-of-life-care outside of critical care units.