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Technician Jonathan Sayewich and Facility Manager Chris Fladd in the SPARC Drug Discovery Facility at SickKids.

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.

Abstract Lactobacillus Bulgaricus Bacteria.

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.

Dr. Kyoko Yuki (left) and Dr. Lianna Kyriakopoulou standing in front of various lab equipment.

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.

 Artistic rendering illustrating how the new approach target cancer cells from inside the tumour, sparing healthy tissue in the process.

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.

Dr. Tricia Williams, Dr. Prakash Muthusami and Dr. Carolina Gorodetsky

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.

SickKids physicians and EEG technicians gather around an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit to monitor the child’s brain activity.

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.

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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.

Dr. Emily Tam stands in front of a bed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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.

Dr. Adam Shlien examines a computer in his lab.

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.

Owen Rose stands smiling outside a pool in his backyard, with medical tubes attached to his chest.

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.

A female physician shows a patient data on a tablet.

March 16, 2023

Does AI really know best? Exploring the role of artificial intelligence in clinical care

Hear from two SickKids researchers who are leading the discussion around ethical and care implications of using artificial intelligence in medical decision making.

Dr. Glenda Courtney-Martin measures nutrients on a scale in the SickKids metabolic kitchen.

March 15, 2023

How SickKids research is unravelling the science of protein quality in plant-based foods

As the world moves to a more plant-based diet, a SickKids dietitian and researcher is contributing to an international protein quality database.

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