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July 23, 2021

New research shows sarcoma’s origins could be decades in the making

Scientists from Sinai Health and SickKids have identified three subtypes of leiomyosarcoma, or LMS, a sarcoma common in adults, and found evidence its origins begin years prior to diagnosis.

July 8, 2021

SickKids releases new research on how COVID-19 pandemic has impacted child and youth mental, physical health

Some findings are not yet peer-reviewed; point to urgent need to prioritize child and youth mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

June 24, 2021

SickKids research finds rates of accidental cannabis ingestion and severe intoxication in young children rose after legalization

Increases in unintentional ingestions and intensive care admissions for severe cannabis poisoning in children were primarily due to exposure to recently approved cannabis edibles.

June 16, 2021

SickKids researchers develop promising 'super molecule' that boosts viral neutralization against COVID-19

‘Super molecule’ has been shown in the lab to neutralize SARS-CoV-2, stopping the virus before it invades host cells.

June 15, 2021

SickKids scientists named new Canada Research Chairs

Four researchers at SickKids Research Institute were awarded prestigious Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

June 14, 2021

Dr. Stephen Scherer appointed Chief of Research at SickKids

SickKids is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Scherer to the position of Chief of Research.

June 9, 2021

“Say Nay to the X-ray”: A new toolkit to reduce unneeded ankle X-rays and send paediatric patients home faster

Research at SickKids shows the vast majority of paediatric ankle injuries are low risk and don’t require X-rays during emergency department visits.

June 3, 2021

Developing micro-robots for the future of neurosurgery

The tiny magnetic gripper tools could one day be used to perform minimally invasive brain surgery.

May 5, 2021

Innovative ultrasound technique developed by SickKids and Sinai researchers enables earlier detection of placental diseases

Placental diseases often implicated in stillbirths, serious illnesses of newborns, making early detection critical.

April 26, 2021

Survey highlights challenges of caring for infants and toddlers during the COVID-19 pandemic

A survey of over 2,000 families across Canada revealed struggles to find information and support in caring for their young children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 21, 2021

SickKids-led research demonstrates first use of exosomes as fetal therapy using animal models and human lung cells

International research team used exosomes from amniotic fluid stem cells in animal models and human lung cells to treat underdeveloped fetal lungs, restarting growth and normal functioning.

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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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