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May 24, 2023

Research team receives over $5 million for Canadian paediatric imaging platform

The Canadian Pediatric Imaging Platform (C-PIP) will harness infrastructure and expertise at three Canadian hospitals to help improve understanding of children’s brain health.

A child hugging a woman who smiles back at the child while on a laptop.

May 19, 2023

U-Link Canada makes it easier to find early phase clinical trials for children with cancer

SickKids-led database provides clinicians and families with the latest information on open clinical trials for children with cancer across Canada.

A parvalbumin interneuron surrounded by the perineuronal net.

May 16, 2023

Study first to examine how early memory changes as we age at a cellular level

SickKids researchers discover that a matrix called the perineuronal net may be responsible for why human memories become more specific throughout childhood.

A graphic containing cartoon illustrations of five youth surrounded by key themes youth identified matter to them when thinking about AI use in health care. Inside a cloud in the centre of the image, the text reads, "AI in health care: What matters to youth?". The key themes include research benefits, consent, confidentiality & privacy, person-centred care, responsible practice, data sharing and shared decision-making.

May 8, 2023

Youth voices should inform new future for the use of AI in medicine

A research team heard from 28 young people about their views on integrating artificial intelligence into patient care.

Illustration of pyramidal neurons of the human brain cortex.

May 2, 2023

Cellular “cruise control” system safeguards RNA levels in Rett syndrome nerve cells

New insights into transcriptional buffering help to explain how cells balance RNA levels in the body.

Headshot of Zulfiqar Bhutta

April 27, 2023

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta honoured with esteemed 2023 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research

The award recognizes Bhutta’s leadership, vision, and innovation in global child and maternal health research and policy.

Eight children cheering. The photo is taken as the children are mid-jump with their arms in the air with the setting sun in the background.

April 24, 2023

International study uncovers barriers to accessing essential childhood cancer medication in East Africa

A research team tracked the availability and price of childhood cancer medications in four East African countries in bid to improve global access to cancer treatments.

Abstract Lactobacillus Bulgaricus Bacteria.

April 14, 2023

Bacteria ‘dimmer switch’ discovery may help new therapies target tuberculosis

SickKids and University of Guelph research into bacteria complex uncovered a potential drug target for tuberculosis.

Dr. Kyoko Yuki (left) and Dr. Lianna Kyriakopoulou standing in front of various lab equipment.

April 13, 2023

Clinical RNA sequencing platform unites research and care for rare disease diagnostics in support of Precision Child Health

A clinical RNA sequencing platform at SickKids, the first of its kind in Canada, offers insights into the diagnosis of complex genetic conditions and the future of precision diagnostics.

 Artistic rendering illustrating how the new approach target cancer cells from inside the tumour, sparing healthy tissue in the process.

April 11, 2023

Precision magnetics could be game-changer for therapy-resistant brain cancers

New mechanical nanosurgery approach developed by SickKids and U of T researchers uses nanotechnology and precision magnetics to destroy tumour cells.

Dr. Tricia Williams, Dr. Prakash Muthusami and Dr. Carolina Gorodetsky

March 31, 2023

Three innovative SickKids projects awarded funding to support brain and mental health programs

Each program seeks to provide novel care and support to patients and families at SickKids and internationally.

SickKids physicians and EEG technicians gather around an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit to monitor the child’s brain activity.

March 29, 2023

Study demonstrates importance of monitoring electrical seizures in newborns

Electrical seizure burden in newborns with neonatal encephalopathy is associated with language and cognitive outcomes at 18 months of age.

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