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January 7, 2020
One study details the known association between iron levels and cognitive function, and identifies a new threshold in blood tests that could guide more effective clinical intervention. The other is the first health-economic analysis of potential screening programs for iron deficiency in Canada, which shows that both targeted and universal screening would be cost-effective.
January 6, 2020
A new literature review demonstrates a marked difference between the health outcomes of parental caregivers of chronically ill children compared to those of healthy children.
December 5, 2019
Using whole genome sequencing, a collaborative team at SickKids and the University of Toronto has created high-calibre control induced pluripotent stem cells that can be used to study a variety of diseases.
December 5, 2019
New research led by SickKids and the University of Alberta found testing the DNA of siblings of individuals with autism may be predictive of a future diagnosis even if symptoms aren’t yet apparent. Findings could lead to earlier therapeutic interventions.
December 3, 2019
SickKids scientists used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to solve the structure of an enzyme that could help burn victims and prevent deaths from different kinds of infections.
November 27, 2019
New research findings offer new evidence that proton radiotherapy – a type of radiation therapy – could effectively treat medulloblastoma in children without causing the level of impairment to the brain that is usually caused by standard treatments.
November 14, 2019
SickKids is proud to be one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals. In 2019, SickKids Research Institute holds the number one spot for researcher intensity.
November 12, 2019
Mothers and siblings of children with cancer experience higher rate of mental health-related outpatient visits decades after the original cancer diagnosis, according to new research co-led by SickKids and ICES.
October 9, 2019
Ontario-led research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the “dark matter” of human cancer DNA. The mutation represents a new potential therapeutic target for several types of cancer.
September 10, 2019
SickKids clinician-scientists are testing a suicide prevention strategy in a clinical trial to find an effective intervention for the country’s second leading cause of death among adolescents.
August 23, 2019
Canadian researchers confirm severe maternal morbidity on the rise in Canada and older mothers are at higher risk for severe maternal morbidity and mortality.
August 21, 2019
SickKids researchers received over $11.5 million in funding in the latest Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation Grants competition.