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Team led by SickKids scientists finds new insight into gene mutations associated with autism (Thursday, February 14, 2019)
New research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), the University of Toronto and McMaster University suggests increased activity in neurons that are deficient in the CNTN5 or EHMT2 gene could cause autism-related characteristics in humans.
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Study finds antibody response patterns in gut bacteria in children could be linked to future type 1 diabetes diagnosis (Monday, February 4, 2019)
A team led by Dr. Jayne Danska, Senior Scientist and Associate Chief, Faculty Development at SickKids investigated patterns of antibody responses detected in the blood from children with recent onset T1D or pre-diabetic children with genetic risk factors for the disease.
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Canada, EU, and Africa combine to allow researchers to analyze health data on the largest, most diverse scale (Friday, February 1, 2019)
Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada, and Africa (CINECA) is an unprecedented multi-continental project that will build the infrastructure -- data standards, technical protocols, and software -- to allow queries and analyses over distributed data sets that are contributed and controlled by each partner.
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World-first paediatric procedure eliminates pain, treats rare condition for SickKids patient (Friday, February 1, 2019)
On June 4, 2018, Linda became the first paediatric patient in the world to successfully undergo an innovative procedure by a team of surgeons at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) to treat her rare medical problem known as nutcracker syndrome.
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Study provides data on outcomes after feeding tube placement in children with neurologic impairment (Thursday, January 24, 2019)
A team led by researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and ICES analyzed survival rates after feeding tube placement in children between 13 months and 17 years of age.

SickKids in the headlines

Canada's struggle to get enough sleep | Health Panel (The National | CBC News)

SickKids allergist on new guidelines from Canadian Paediatric Society (Here and Now | CBC Radio One)

Toronto's SickKids announces first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence position (The Globe and Mail)

Power of the pooch: Dogs ease kids' anxiety before medical scans (CBC)

Baby lights up as she hears her parents for the first time after receiving cochlear implants (People)

Rare procedure helps girl having up to 150 seizures a day (CTV News)