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A game-changing study by SickKids suggests there could be a day where cancers are not classified by their tissue of origin (i.e. brain cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer) but rather by the number and type of genetic mutations they carry. The study is published in the Oct. 19 online edition of Cell.
Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) set out to determine whether temperament was related to an area that hasn’t been examined before – outdoor play. The findings are published in Academic Pediatrics.
Researchers examined the effect of an intermittent-fasting regimen, without restricting caloric intake, in mice. They found that an 'on-and-off' fasting regimen not only prevented obesity in mice, but also improved metabolism by changing the quality of fat in the body. The study is published in the Oct. 17 online edition of Cell Research.
Dr. Avram Denburg, Staff Oncologist and Project Investigator at SickKids, gives his perspective on health technology assessments for children.
Dr. Victoria Forster, post-doctoral fellow in Genetics & Genome Biology at SickKids, gives her unique perspective on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, as both a survivor and researcher of childhood cancers.
Charis Kelly, Nurse Practitioner in the Burn Program, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, gives her perspective on burn prevention and safety.