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Plasma stand next to boy with boxing gloves on his hands

May 29, 2020

SickKids researchers studying plasma of COVID-19 survivors

SickKids is helping lead a cross-country effort to better understand and create a therapy to treat COVID-19 with convalescent plasma.

Close up photo of gloved hands and scrubs

May 20, 2020

New tool to help doctors better prevent sudden cardiac death in children

A research team from SickKids has proven that a digital tool they developed can successfully identify paediatric patients with cardiomyopathy who are at high risk for sudden cardiac death.

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning exterior

May 15, 2020

SickKids thanks federal government for investment in the future of Canada’s research

Support from federal government ensures SickKids and other research institutes continue to drive scientific breakthroughs for Canadians.

Photo of researcher in a lab.

April 27, 2020

A promising new treatment for recurrent paediatric brain cancer

A multi-institutional, international team has developed a novel approach that delivers CAR T cell therapy directly into the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds a brain tumour.

COVID-19 molecule

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 research projects led by SickKids scientists receive funding from federal government

Two COVID-19 research projects led by SickKids scientists will give greater insight into how COVID-19 works, potentially shedding light on future treatment strategies.

Pipette in a research lab

April 13, 2020

SickKids study finds increased risk of leukemia relapse for children who miss doses of certain cancer therapy

A research team is investigating whether missing a dose or multiple doses of a type of therapy increased risk of relapse in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

John Rubinstein and Yazan Abbas

March 13, 2020

SickKids researchers create a first-time, high-resolution image of key enzyme from the brain

SickKids researchers have created a 3D model to allow scientists to better understand the V-ATPase enzyme's structure and how it functions.

Photo of Tae-Hee Kim and Abilasha Rao-Bhatia in the lab

March 9, 2020

Intestinal intelligence: understanding how tiny gut projections arise could inform new treatments

SickKids researchers have made important discoveries about how the villi form during embryonic development in mice.

Christopher Pearson hold up a DNA scan in the lab

February 27, 2020

Huntington’s disease-causing DNA repeat mutations reversed in the lab

Scientists reveal the ability to reverse repeat mutation length in the brains of a mouse model with Huntington’s disease. The team discovered a compound that targets the unusual DNA structure and was shown to reverse repeat expansions with undetectable off-target effects.

Bike on a road

February 10, 2020

SickKids study finds speed limit reduction made Toronto roads safer for pedestrians

A unique study design by SickKids researchers is one of few in the world to compare effects of speed limit reduction before and after implementation. 

Photo of exterior of Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

February 7, 2020

SickKids researchers awarded $7.5 million for microbiome and immunology research

Researchers from SickKids recently received $7.5 million in funding to study the microbiome and immunology. These team grants were awarded by CIHR and partners in the Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2 and Human Immunology Initiative competitions.

Photo of a graph that shows an upward line indicating that Emergency Department visits have increased in an upward direction since 2010 among young people aged 8 to 19.

January 22, 2020

SickKids and ICES study finds increase of intentional overdoses among Ontario youth

A new study has found a striking U-shaped trend in the number of emergency department (ED) visits for intentional overdose among youth. Further investigation is needed to understand the reasons for the sharp increase in recent years and help inform strategies to mitigate and reverse it.

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