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An exterior view of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning where windows are curved like waves.

June 19, 2024

Paving the way for precision dosing for neonatal infants

Newly awarded Banting Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Cindy Yeung is designing models to help predict dosage needs for infants less than four weeks old.

Collage of SickKids and CHU Sainte-Justine reseachers

June 18, 2024

Eight projects awarded $2.4 million to advance Precision Child Health

The funding is part of the Precision Child Health Partnership Catalyst Program between two of Canada’s largest child health research hospitals, SickKids and CHU Sainte-Justine. 

Francine Buchanan and her son, Cristiano, posing together for a photo overlooking the Atrium.

June 14, 2024

Knitting a new future, together: the next chapter of patient and family engagement at SickKids

Francine Buchanan, Senior Manager, Child, Family and Community Engagement at SickKids, shares her perspective on the power of shared decision making and what meaningful engagement means.

Purple, white and turquoise flecks of colour against a black backgorund.

June 13, 2024

Genetically altering proteins could inform treatment development for children with epilepsy

By genetically altering specific proteins, scientists may be able to restore functions associated with variations in the PTEN gene and provide treatment options for neurodevelopmental conditions. 

Dr. Julie Sato on a background of her scientific drawings with a stripe of orange through the image.

June 10, 2024

Exploring the developing brain with postdoctoral fellow Dr. Julie Sato

From using wearable neuroimaging technology to taking hikes with her sheepadoodle, Dr. Julie Sato is a postdoctoral fellow pursuing research breakthroughs and work-life balance.

May 24, 2024

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Nursing Excellence Awards

SickKids celebrates the accomplishments of our 2024 Nursing Excellence award recipients who lead from where they care.

A young child riding a bike in a bike lane.

May 8, 2024

Improving cycling safety for children and youth

Drs. Daniel Rosenfield and Suzanne Beno co-author a position statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society on the importance of creating safe cycling environments.

Samonella bacteria in a human cell

May 7, 2024

Cellular changes may account for rapid infection by Salmonella in humans

SickKids researchers show how cells change in response to Salmonella, providing new insight into the function of cell membranes during bacterial infection.

Dr. Oscar Mwizerwa

May 6, 2024

Electronic tool helps integrate mental health care in each clinical encounter

A new measurement-based care initiative, led by the Mental Health Strategy, is helping integrate mental health care into the care continuum.

A woman in a mask sits in a chair in conversation with a health-care professional seated in the chair beside her with clipboard and pen in hand.

April 29, 2024

National study on the social and economic costs of eating disorders in children and youth during COVID-19 a “vast underestimate”

Experts from SickKids and partners across Canada calling for national surveillance strategy on eating disorders

Melika sitting in a wheelchair in the middle of a hospital hallway. A sign on the wall says "5A".

April 24, 2024

Melika Ghanaati on growing up at SickKids and her journey for answers

Long-time patient Melika Ghanaati shares her ongoing journey to diagnosis, and what SickKids has meant to her.

A 3D illustration of cancer cells on strands of DNA.

April 18, 2024

Inherited gene variations reveal precision therapy potential for rare cancer syndrome

Global research led by SickKids finds new strategies to help diagnose and treat a rare and aggressive cancer predisposition syndrome.

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