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Toddler wearing a mask has a bandage put on his arm.

November 28, 2022

Amid respiratory virus surge, Ontario paediatric infectious diseases experts encourage COVID-19 and flu vaccinations for children under five

Paediatric infectious diseases experts from SickKids, CHEO, KHSC, LHSC and MCH issued the joint statement as the respiratory virus season gets an early start for young children.

A graphic showing how a cancerous cell has 3x more RNA output than a normal cell.

November 28, 2022

Researchers develop novel algorithm to unlock role of cellular phenomenon in aggressive cancers

SickKids researchers develop an innovative computational method called RNAmp to measure hypertranscription in human tumours, with novel implications for cancer care.

An adult's hand holding onto a child's hand that is connected to an IV.

November 25, 2022

SickKids among four Ontario hospitals to receive first-in-Canada international certification as a MASCC Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer

SickKids receives Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) certification as a Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer.

Greg Wasney stands surrounding by research instruments in the SBC Facility.

November 24, 2022

How one SickKids core facility is breaking down the barriers to scientific collaboration

The Structural & Biophysical Core Facility is a centralized hub of state-of-the-art research instruments and expertise where scientists collaborate to advance paediatric medicine.

November 17, 2022

Celebrating two years of the SickKids Mental Health Strategy

SickKids is pleased to introduce the new co-chair of the Mental Health Strategy and share her vision as we work to provide transformative mental health care.

November 16, 2022

SickKids scientist receives CFI grant in support of cutting-edge immunotherapy research

Dr. Jean-Philippe Julien receives funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to help guide the design of next-generation immunotherapies.

Discovery Dialogues

November 16, 2022

Discovery Dialogues series goes behind-the-scenes of groundbreaking research discoveries

Dr. Lorne Tyrell joins Dr. Stephen Scherer for the SickKids “Discovery Dialogues” series, taking attendees behind the scenes of groundbreaking research discoveries.

Headshots of the three new and two renewed Canada Research Chairs at SickKids.

November 16, 2022

Five SickKids researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs

Five researchers at SickKids Research Institute were among the latest new and renewed Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Mike Tyers

November 15, 2022

Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Mike Tyers named Highly Cited Researchers for 2022

SickKids scientists Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Mike Tyers have been named to Clarivate’s list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2022.

SickKids hospital exterior

November 11, 2022

SickKids reduces surgeries to preserve critical care capacity

Starting November 14, surgical care will focus on emergency, urgent and the most time-sensitive cases.

An outline of a child's face made with a visualized genetic sequence.

November 10, 2022

World’s largest autism whole genome sequencing study reveals 134 autism-linked genes

SickKids-led study sequences the entire genomes of more than 11,000 individuals, offering new insights into the genetics that underlie autism spectrum disorder.

Vina Mohabir

November 3, 2022

From patient to a patient advisor in research: Vina Mohabir

Vina Mohabir shares how her role as a Patient Advisor is part of a movement to transform child health research at SickKids, through patient and family engagement.

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