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Dr. Jiannis Taxidis and Dr. Brian Kalish

September 21, 2023

SickKids scientists awarded new funding to advance novel brain research

The Brain Canada funding will support two scientists as they examine preterm brain injury and memory formation in memory-linked brain conditions.

Teen sits leaning against a wall with head in her hand.

September 18, 2023

Hospital visits for self-harm rise during the pandemic, especially among young females

SickKids researchers identify large increases in hospitalizations and emergency department visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A fluorescent image of glioblastoma cells (green) scattered among healthy tissue (blue).

September 11, 2023

Discovery of protein-protein interaction lays foundation for future glioblastoma therapy

SickKids scientists present a novel approach to treat glioblastoma based on a newly discovered protein-protein interaction.

A women holding a baby is talking with a physician, holding a clipboard.

September 7, 2023

New resource informs improved outcome reporting in neonatal clinical trials

Two international studies examined and presented a path forward for paediatric researchers in an effort to reduce global ‘research waste’.

Headshots of Dr. Jason Moffat (left) and Dr. Daniela Rotin (right)

September 5, 2023

SickKids scientists Drs. Daniela Rotin and Jason Moffat named Royal Society of Canada Fellows

Drs. Daniela Rotin and Jason Moffat have been named as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada for their contributions to health-care research.

Drs. Brittany Rosenbloom and Megan Beggs

August 29, 2023

Two SickKids fellows awarded prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

SickKids is hosting two 2022–2023 Banting Fellowship recipients, whose promising research explores chronic pain and nutrition in preterm infants.

Drs. Margot Taylor and Julie Sato place an OPM powered helmet on a person's head.

August 10, 2023

Wearable brain scanner is helping researchers unravel the mysteries of the developing brain

In an ongoing study, SickKids scientists are using exciting technology to gather data on early brain development and inform new research on autism spectrum disorder.

MP Sonia Sidhu, Dave Prowten, Dr. Felix Ratjen, Dr. Farid Mahmud, PS Adam van Koeverden, Dr. Stephen Scherer, Frank Ong, Dr. Diane Wherrett, Jessica Diniz, Brittany Marbain

July 27, 2023

SickKids projects awarded over $15 million in funding to drive breakthroughs in diabetes research

Through precision medicine and at-risk screening approaches, SickKids research projects aim to advance early intervention and equitable care for children and youth with diabetes.

A 3d model of the ATP synthase of mycobacteria.

June 28, 2023

Molecular insights may inform new treatments for drug-resistant tuberculosis

SickKids research advances the search for new medications to treat antibiotic resistant infections.

Andrei Turinsky approaches a series of blue wires connected to servers at SickKids.

June 27, 2023

Unleashing the power of data: How the Centre for Computational Medicine is fueling next-gen research

The CCM core facility offers data science and computational services to advance cutting-edge research at SickKids and beyond.

3D illustration of the destruction of a cell.

June 20, 2023

Research into cell death offers path to decrease wait times for liver transplants

SickKids researchers identify a way to prevent inflammation associated with cell death that could improve the viability of donor organs.

Artistic rendering of a DNA helix

May 30, 2023

Decoding the dark matter of our DNA: Study links genetic variants to blood pressure regulation

SickKids scientists assign function to the non-coding genome and shine a light on the genetics of hypertension.

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