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November 9, 2020
Even when genetic conditions can be clearly traced to a root cause in the DNA, how those conditions present can vary. A team from the International 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Brain Behavior Consortium (IBBC), led by SickKids, discovered they needed to look outside the genetic root cause of the disorder to find out why. Researchers say these findings could pave the way for targeted, individualized care.
September 21, 2020
Researchers have discovered a process that may trigger bone loss in patients with childhood B-ALL, and identified an antibody that helped to prevent it in the lab.
September 15, 2020
Medical researchers from SickKids are conducting largescale antibody testing and data collection to understand the prevalence of COVID-19 infection in Black Canadian communities.
September 14, 2020
SickKids researchers and teachers involved in a COVID-19 safe schools simulation study have compiled preliminary observations and key learnings from their experience.
September 4, 2020
A team led by SickKids researchers and the University of Toronto has found that mothers of preterm babies have highly individual breast milk microbiomes, and that even short courses of antibiotics have prolonged effects on the diversity and abundance of microbes in their milk.
August 13, 2020
SickKids is leading a research study that will look at the effects of physical distancing, masking, hand hygiene and other health and safety measures for students and teachers returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 27, 2020
SickKids researchers have shown that metformin, a common drug used to treat type-2 diabetes, could one day be used to repair brain injury.
July 27, 2020
Breakthrough SickKids study of thousands of repetitive DNA “wrinkles” identifies previously hidden genetic alterations for the first time.
July 21, 2020
Researchers at SickKids and several collaborating institutions are receiving a renewed investment, representing a combined increase of over $16.5 million, from the Major Science Initiatives (MSI) fund through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
July 10, 2020
Researchers have developed a novel anti-cancer drug protein, which could lead to the development of future therapies for what was previously considered an “undruggable” target.
June 2, 2020
The SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health is funding new approaches to the understanding of and interventions for mental health and brain health among Canadian children and youth related to COVID-19.
June 1, 2020
Researchers bring together child mental health research experts to uncover how public health emergency measures have affected the mental health of children and families.