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Update on Matters Related to Dr. Koren’s Research: Read more about the action SickKids is taking

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Connections in the brain may be key to working memory performance in children (Thursday, January 17, 2019)
A SickKids research team set out to investigate which brain regions connect with each other to hold information in memory for children. Their results could potentially lead to more specific therapies for those with cognitive difficulties.
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SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients (Thursday, January 17, 2019)
In some types of cancers, tumour markers will decrease with treatment and are helpful in predicting outcomes, which is why researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) set out to discover if tumour markers could adequately detect cancer relapse independently of imaging tests.
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SickKids researchers conduct the first systematic study of malicious poisonings (Tuesday, January 15, 2019)
Malicious poisoning (MP), where an individual is the victim of another person’s intent to harm them through poisoning, is uncommon in the overall population of poisoned patients, however data suggests that children are more at risk of death compared to adults when maliciously poisoned.
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Living kidney donation: A selfless act of giving the gift of life (Tuesday, November 27, 2018)
Although not a cure, successful kidney transplants significantly improves the lives of children with kidney disease. They have improved energy levels and appetites and have fewer fluid and dietary restrictions, facilitating a more normal growth and development, which gives them more ability to achieve many of their dreams and milestones.
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Holiday burn prevention strategies (Monday, November 26, 2018)
Let’s make this holiday season one to remember for the right reasons. Protect those you care about with these simple burn prevention strategies, used now and for all future occasions!
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Advocating for a national childhood cancer strategy – Helena’s Hope (Friday, September 14, 2018)
Helena Kirk discusses her own cancer journey and her current advocacy efforts for increased funding for paediatric cancers.
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