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April 9, 2021

Spit samples uncover genetic risk factors for paediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

SickKids collaboration with UCalgary could be a step toward earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for children and youth with OCD.

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March 29, 2021

New research finds majority of children with autism may be 'doing well'

A national study led SickKids and CAMH takes a strengths-based approach to autism assessment, suggesting positive outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more common than previously thought.

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March 29, 2021

SickKids researchers identify rare genetic variants linked to immune system regulation

New research co-led by SickKids identifies genetic variant associated with rare cases of hard-to-treat immune dysregulation and inflammation.

March 16, 2021

SickKids researchers ‘model’ future of precision medicine for rare inherited disorders

SickKids study shows promising proof-of-concept for an innovative CRISPR-Cas9 treatment strategy.

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March 5, 2021

SickKids-led research receives $23.3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Researchers at SickKids and collaborating institutions receive Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding to support projects to improve child health.

Read more about our bronchiolitis research

March 3, 2021

Intermittent monitoring of stabilized bronchiolitis is best approach, SickKids-led study finds

A SickKids-led randomized clinical trial found intermittent pulse oximetry monitoring of infants with stabilized bronchiolitis is preferred to continuous pulse oximetry monitoring.

February 26, 2021

New research reveals impact of COVID-19 pandemic on child and youth mental health

SickKids-led study shows troubling impact of COVID-19 pandemic on child and youth mental health.

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February 25, 2021

Four leading children’s hospitals announce IPCHiP, a collaborative to develop new treatments for paediatric diseases

The partnership’s first project will be a genomic study of infant epilepsy and other hospitals are expected to join the partnership in the future.

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February 24, 2021

New study will examine if inequities are contributing to an increased risk of COVID-19 within the Black Canadian population

The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF), is providing $1.2 million in funding for a study investigating how many people in Black Canadian communities have had SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, and the risk factors associated with both contracting the infection and having poor outcomes, including hospitalization and death.

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February 11, 2021

The value of female mentorship for women and girls in science

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, female mentors and mentees share how female mentorship plays an important role in shaping their careers.

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February 3, 2021

Uncovering the mysteries of relapsed brain tumours

Findings from a large international study on the genomic profile of medulloblastoma at the time of relapse may lay foundation for future clinical trials to develop new therapeutic strategies.

January 14, 2021

New study reports on secondary impacts of COVID-19 measures on hospital care for paediatric patients and families

Measures to preserve hospital capacity and reduce spread during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in broad social and clinical impacts on paediatric patients and families.

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