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February 26, 2021

New research reveals impact of COVID-19 pandemic on child and youth mental health

SickKids-led study shows troubling impact of COVID-19 pandemic on child and youth mental health.

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February 26, 2021

Defying all the textbooks: How SickKids used whole exome sequencing to diagnose a patient’s rare condition

Isla Simmons, 3, was a medical mystery for the first year of her life. As her family and clinical team navigated a complex journey to identify and treat her rare condition, they ultimately turned to whole exome sequencing, a comprehensive genetic test, to help put the clues together.

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February 25, 2021

Four leading children’s hospitals announce IPCHiP, a collaborative to develop new treatments for paediatric diseases

The partnership’s first project will be a genomic study of infant epilepsy and other hospitals are expected to join the partnership in the future.

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February 24, 2021

New study will examine if inequities are contributing to an increased risk of COVID-19 within the Black Canadian population

The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF), is providing $1.2 million in funding for a study investigating how many people in Black Canadian communities have had SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, and the risk factors associated with both contracting the infection and having poor outcomes, including hospitalization and death.

February 12, 2021

Promising new approach to stop growth of brain cancer cells

Researchers at SickKids, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University of Toronto, showed that chemically inhibiting the enzyme PRMT5 can suppress the growth of glioblastoma cells.

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February 11, 2021

The value of female mentorship for women and girls in science

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, female mentors and mentees share how female mentorship plays an important role in shaping their careers.

February 10, 2021

SickKids aware of website content duplication

It has come to our attention that the SickKids website (sickkids.ca) content has been duplicated under different domain names. We are currently investigating the issue and its impact.

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February 9, 2021

A deepened respect and admiration for residents and fellows: A SickKids staff member gets a unique perspective as a patient mom

In honour of Resident and Fellow Awareness Week, Melanie Hamilton, Education Program Manager, Critical Care Medicine at SickKids, shares her experience as a parent as her child received care from SickKids residents and fellows.

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February 3, 2021

Uncovering the mysteries of relapsed brain tumours

Findings from a large international study on the genomic profile of medulloblastoma at the time of relapse may lay foundation for future clinical trials to develop new therapeutic strategies.

January 29, 2021

Tobogganing: Balancing risky play with minimizing injuries

SickKids Emergency Department Physician, Dr. Daniel Rosenfield, offers tips on tobogganing safety and a perspective on risky play.

January 21, 2021

News release: Updated COVID-19 school operation guidance document released by SickKids-led group

Experts stress that in-person school with strong application of the recommended enhanced infection prevention and control strategies and a robust testing strategy is the best option for children of all ages.

January 21, 2021

Full document: COVID-19: Guidance for School Operation during the Pandemic

SickKids-led group of Ontario experts updated their guidance document on school operation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most significant changes include testing recommendations, enhanced physical distancing and non-medical mask use, emphasis on cohorting and updates to the section on mental health and wellness.

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