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SickKids-led research team discovers mechanism leading leukemia cells to trigger bone loss and identify a potential therapy to prevent it in lab models
Monday, September 21, 2020

Dr. Upton Allen from SickKids leads team assessing COVID-19 prevalence, risk factors among Black Canadian communities
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Researchers and teachers provide initial observations from school simulation study
Monday, September 14, 2020

Antibiotics affect breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants, SickKids and U of T study shows
Friday, September 4, 2020

SickKids launching simulation study to assess impact of school-reopening health and safety measures
Thursday, August 13, 2020

SickKids scientists discover novel genetic contributors to autism
Monday, July 27, 2020

SickKids and U of T researchers demonstrate drug stimulation of neural stem cell repair may lead to promising impact on treatment of childhood brain injury in survivors of brain cancer
Monday, July 27, 2020

Government of Canada announces more than $16.5 million funding increase for SickKids-supported research facilities
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

SickKids researchers re-engineer toxin to attack previously “undruggable” cancer target
Friday, July 10, 2020

SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health funds research into COVID-19-related child and youth mental health and brain health
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Four leading child mental health research teams join forces to understand impact of COVID-19 pandemic
Monday, June 1, 2020

SickKids researchers studying plasma of COVID-19 survivors
Friday, May 29, 2020

New tool to help doctors better prevent sudden cardiac death in children
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

SickKids thanks federal government for investment in the future of Canada’s research
Friday, May 15, 2020

Virtual clinic for kids with special needs comes out of COVID-19
Thursday, May 7, 2020

SickKids scientists receive international recognition for extraordinary achievements
Thursday, April 30, 2020

A promising new treatment for recurrent paediatric brain cancer
Monday, April 27, 2020

COVID-19 research projects led by SickKids scientists receive funding from federal government
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Q&A: SickKids study finds increased risk of leukemia relapse for children who miss doses of certain cancer therapy
Monday, April 13, 2020

A model for understanding disease: SickKids researchers create a first-time, high-resolution image of key enzyme from the brain
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Intestinal intelligence: understanding how tiny gut projections arise could inform new treatments
Monday, March 9, 2020

SickKids launches new five-year strategic plan
Monday, March 2, 2020

Unravelling the mystery of rare diseases
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Huntington’s disease-causing DNA repeat mutations reversed in the lab
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Sarkar Symposium celebrates a stellar 55-year career in science
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

What it takes to be a successful female scientist: Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

SickKids study finds speed limit reduction made Toronto roads safer for pedestrians
Monday, February 10, 2020

SickKids researchers awarded $7.5 million for microbiome and immunology research
Friday, February 7, 2020

SickKids and ICES study finds increase of intentional overdoses among Ontario youth
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

SickKids named to Canada’s Top Employers for Young People
Friday, January 17, 2020

Dr. Mark Henkelman appointed Officer of the Order of Canada
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Evidence grows for iron deficiency screening in childhood
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

SickKids-led review finds parents of chronically ill children experience poorer health outcomes
Monday, January 6, 2020

Grab your courtside seat and enjoy the plays of the year… SickKids style!
Friday, December 20, 2019

Dr. Ron Laxer receives Master of the American College of Rheumatology designation
Friday, December 20, 2019

New research helps advance how individuals with rare form of brain cancer are treated based on age group
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Dr. Ronni and Hallie make fluffy pancakes
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Genome testing for siblings of individuals with autism may detect diagnosis before symptoms appear
Thursday, December 5, 2019

High-quality stem cells enable researchers to better study almost any disease
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 President’s Award
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Unlocking the door to potential therapeutic treatments for serious complications from infections
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Intellectual sparing in children with rare brain cancer: New research demonstrates better cognitive outcomes with less invasive treatment for paediatric medulloblastoma
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

New research shows potential drug therapy reduces effects of rare intestinal disease
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A great place to work! SickKids makes Canada’s Top 100 Employers for fifth straight year
Friday, November 22, 2019

SickKids is No. 1 for researcher intensity on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2019 list
Thursday, November 14, 2019

New study finds higher risk of mental health outcomes that persist over time in mothers and siblings of children with cancer
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

SickKids shows its Halloween spirit at the annual United Way Costume Contest!
Friday, November 1, 2019

A new phase begins: Patient Support Centre groundbreaking
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Researchers discover a new cancer-driving mutation in the “dark matter” of the cancer genome
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

From survivors: Cancer journey doesn’t end at remission
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SickKids CEO named Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow
Thursday, September 19, 2019

New elementary school named after SickKids scientist
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

SickKids scientists join prestigious Royal Society of Canada
Thursday, September 12, 2019

SickKids study seeks evidence-based intervention for youth suicide prevention
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Canadian research finds older mothers at higher risk for childbirth complications
Friday, August 23, 2019

Global, collaborative effort leads to development of a world-first roadmap to guide meaningful application of machine learning in patient care
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SickKids researchers awarded over $11.5 million in CIHR Foundation Grants competition
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Adolescents with severe mental illness vulnerable when transitioning to adult care
Friday, August 2, 2019

Canadian data now available on child deaths in hot cars; new study also offers guidelines for prevention
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

SickKids-led study first to reverse progression of muscular dystrophy in mice using a modified version of CRISPR
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

SickKids study shows one childhood fracture can lead to another; offers important insights into bone health and lifelong outcomes
Friday, July 19, 2019

Canadian researchers discover key driver in rare childhood brain cancer that offers hope for accurate diagnosis and treatment
Monday, July 15, 2019

Study identifies new potential target in glioblastoma
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Drs. Ray Buncic and Chaim Roifman appointed to Order of Canada
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The First Lady of Ukraine visits SickKids
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Premier Doug Ford visits SickKids
Thursday, June 27, 2019

New resource aims to help bridge the gap between clinicians and teen parents
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SickKids scientists named new Canada Research Chairs
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SickKids named top Canadian health-care institution among world’s top 200 in biomedical sciences
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Peter Gilgan Foundation donates $100 million – largest single gift ever to SickKids
Monday, June 3, 2019

Ontario paediatric emergency departments order fewer low-value imaging tests than US counterparts
Monday, June 3, 2019

Taking a scientific perspective to new heights: Doors Open 2019 at the PGCRL!
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

New discovery finds potential non-antibiotic treatment for cancer-causing bacteria
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ontario children getting hit by cars less frequently, yet children in low-income areas are still at higher risk, study finds
Monday, May 6, 2019

Socioeconomic status associated with impact of brain injury on preterm babies
Friday, May 3, 2019

The unanticipated early origins of childhood brain cancer
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

How a small worm helped unravel a big mystery in rare disease
Friday, April 26, 2019

Dr. Stephen Scherer awarded Killam prize, top health sciences award in Canada
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Scientists ‘reverse engineer’ brain cancer cells to find new targets for treatment
Monday, April 15, 2019

SickKids team discovers overconnected brain cells may cause autism
Friday, March 29, 2019

Pain, pain go away: new support tools improve students' experience of school-based vaccines
Friday, March 29, 2019

Significant changes to OHIP+ coming on April 1, 2019 – important information for patients and families
Friday, March 8, 2019

The Leong Centre for Healthy Children will help SickKids and the University of Toronto improve child health through new precision prevention
Friday, March 8, 2019

New therapy technique increases oral feeding in infants with feeding tubes
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Study calls for more effective screening process for Celiac disease in children
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Machine learning could eliminate unnecessary treatments for children with arthritis
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Leading health and research organizations collaborate to launch the Medical Genome Initiative
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Team led by SickKids scientists finds new insight into gene mutations associated with autism
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Study finds antibody response patterns in gut bacteria in children could be linked to future type 1 diabetes diagnosis
Monday, February 4, 2019

Canada, EU, and Africa combine to allow researchers to analyze health data on the largest, most diverse scale
Friday, February 1, 2019

World-first paediatric procedure eliminates pain, treats rare condition for SickKids patient
Friday, February 1, 2019

Study provides data on outcomes after feeding tube placement in children with neurologic impairment
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Connections in the brain may be key to working memory performance in children
Thursday, January 17, 2019

SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients
Thursday, January 17, 2019

SickKids researchers conduct the first systematic study of malicious poisonings
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Study finds higher body mass index (BMI) is a risk factor for iron deficiency in children one to three years of age
Monday, January 7, 2019

Congratulations to our staff who have won awards!
Friday, January 4, 2019