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A worm's eye view of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. The text reads, "SickKids is one of Canada's top 40 research hospitals. #1 for Hospital Intensity. #2 for Researcher Intensity."

January 31, 2023

SickKids continues to rank as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals for 2022

SickKids ranks first for hospital intensity and second for researcher intensity as one of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals.

A group of about 20 people sitting around a table in a boardroom. Many of them have their laptops open or looking toward a large screen at the front of the room that is displaying a presentation slide.

January 26, 2023

SickKids study demonstrates how comprehensive genetic sequencing informs a new standard of cancer care

SickKids Cancer Sequencing (KiCS) program conducts comprehensive sequencing for 300 young patients with cancer in first for Canadian precision oncology.

(left to right) Dr. Ronald Cohn, Member of Parliament (MP) Adam van Koeverden, Dr. David Malkin, Dr. Jim Whitlock, Adrienne Co-Dyre, Helena Kirk, Dr. Fei-Fei Liu, MP Pam Damoff

January 18, 2023

Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium launches to advance research in paediatric cancer care

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is investing $23 million to establish the first Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium.

Wideshot team in MRI with patient.

January 10, 2023

World first: Sunnybrook and SickKids clinical trial delivers chemotherapy to pediatric brain tumours using MRI-guided focused ultrasound

The first pediatric patient recently successfully underwent the procedure as part of a safety and feasibility clinical trial in children with this tumour.

A women holding an infant while a doctor with a clipboard sits in front of them.

January 9, 2023

Study finds higher pre-pregnancy body mass index may be linked with faster infant growth

A new study suggests preconception maternal body mass index may be associated with faster growth rates for infants up to four months old.

A closeup rendering of mitochondria.

December 19, 2022

SickKids team identifies promising pathways to improve metabolic function in malnourished children

New research by SickKids team unravels the metabolic disturbances that affect malnourished children.

An abstract rendering of a DNA chain.

December 14, 2022

Genome sequencing links rare tandem repeats to genes associated with schizophrenia

Study finds individuals with schizophrenia have significantly higher rates of tandem repeats in their genome, using novel computational methods developed at SickKids.

A doctor kneels in front of a young cancer patient holding a clipboard.

December 13, 2022

Updated clinical trial reporting guidelines include patient voices to improve trial utility and transparency

A global study of outcome reporting in clinical trials leads to updated trial reporting guidelines that aim to increase impact and improve research integrity.

Macrophages and mesenchymal cells surrounded by a group of gut stem cells

December 5, 2022

Study uncovers relationship between stem cell development and gut microbes in newborn health

New SickKids research identifies key immune and microbial factors in the gut that influence newborn stem cell development, with implications for the treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis.

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.

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 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.

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