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April 24, 2023
International study uncovers barriers to accessing essential childhood cancer medication in East Africa
A research team tracked the availability and price of childhood cancer medications in four East African countries in bid to improve global access to cancer treatments.
April 21, 2023
How neurodiagnostic technologists support patient care by measuring and recording brain waves
It’s Neurodiagnostic Week! Get to know some of SickKids’ neurodiagnostic technologists.
April 19, 2023
Automation and innovation at SickKids core facility sparks research into new therapies
SPARC Drug Discovery brings together clinicians, scientists and novel systems to explore potential therapeutics in a step towards Precision Child Health.
April 14, 2023
Bacteria ‘dimmer switch’ discovery may help new therapies target tuberculosis
SickKids and University of Guelph research into bacteria complex uncovered a potential drug target for tuberculosis.
April 13, 2023
Clinical RNA sequencing platform unites research and care for rare disease diagnostics in support of Precision Child Health
A clinical RNA sequencing platform at SickKids, the first of its kind in Canada, offers insights into the diagnosis of complex genetic conditions and the future of precision diagnostics.
April 11, 2023
Precision magnetics could be game-changer for therapy-resistant brain cancers
New mechanical nanosurgery approach developed by SickKids and U of T researchers uses nanotechnology and precision magnetics to destroy tumour cells.
March 31, 2023
Three innovative SickKids projects awarded funding to support brain and mental health programs
Each program seeks to provide novel care and support to patients and families at SickKids and internationally.
March 29, 2023
Study demonstrates importance of monitoring electrical seizures in newborns
Electrical seizure burden in newborns with neonatal encephalopathy is associated with language and cognitive outcomes at 18 months of age.
March 29, 2023
SickKids study shows following the latest care guidelines for blood disorder ITP in children benefits patients and the health system
Less intensive management can be the best family-friendly and resource-friendly option.
March 23, 2023
Blood sugar levels in newborns may predict likelihood of brain injury
A SickKids research team has linked high blood sugar levels in the first 48 hours of life with brain injury in infants with neonatal encephalopathy.
March 20, 2023
Novel machine-learning algorithm creates atlas of cancer with potential as universal diagnostic platform
A new platform developed at SickKids classifies every known major childhood cancer, allowing physicians and researchers to identify specific cancer types faster and more accurately.
March 20, 2023
Coordinated care program helps alleviate burden from families of children with medical complexities
New research evaluates the impact of a paediatric complex care program on the outcomes of patients and families navigating the Ontario health-care system.