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Marnie’s Studio, featuring a film set and audience area.

June 14, 2016

SickKids opens Marnie’s Studio: New family space that promotes healing through creative arts

If laughter is the best medicine, consider music, art, and dance to be right behind it. After much anticipation, SickKids hosted an open house to celebrate its newest renovated space, Marnie’s Studio.

Peter Dirks standing against a laboratory bench, surrounded by lab equipment

June 13, 2016

Parkinson’s disease may be a key to solving the glioblastoma puzzle: SickKids-led study

As the most common and aggressive cancerous brain tumour in adults, a glioblastoma diagnosis remains a death sentence due to its resistance to all currently-available treatments. A study led by SickKids explores new links between glioblastoma and dopamine, a chemical signal of the brain’s reward system.

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June 9, 2016

Disrupted spinal fluid flow could cause scoliosis, new zebrafish study says

New research suggests that idiopathic scoliosis, a debilitating disease characterized by a three-dimensional curvature of the spine, could be caused by irregularities in the flow of fluid in the spinal column.

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June 8, 2016

ATVs present a deadly threat to Canadian kids – it’s time for change

Dr. Suzanne Beno, Emergency Medicine Physician and Co-Director of the Trauma Program at SickKids, gives her perspective on the danger of children operating ATVs.

June 6, 2016

SickKids and Hincks-Dellcrest Centre to explore potential integration

SickKids and Hincks-Dellcrest Centre (HDC) announced their intention to explore an integration of the two organizations to improve specialized hospital and community-based mental health services for children and youth with complex mental health needs.

A group of four people standing at the bottom of a flag pole holding the Pride Flag at SickKids

June 1, 2016

SickKids raises a flag for Pride!

The Pride flag will fly in front of the hospital on University Avenue throughout the month to support and celebrate the LGBT community within the hospital and the community at large.  

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May 30, 2016

Building on trailblazers’ work: How the impact of cancer genetics is being realized today

Dr. David Malkin, Senior Staff Oncologist and Senior Scientist at SickKids, discusses the relationship between our genes and cancer predisposition.

Pipette in a research lab

May 27, 2016

Basic science research is indispensable for future medical discoveries

Drs. Lynne Howell and Perrin Baker give their perspective on the importance of basic scientific research to make future medical discoveries.

May 20, 2016

Turning the enemy against itself: SickKids-led study identifies enzymes that remove bacteria’s protective wall and enable their destruction

Imagine a walled city. What would happen if a wily soldier found a way to loosen one brick in the sky-high barricade? In a new study led by SickKids, a team of basic scientists tackled this scenario, trying to break down a wall that protects the bacteria within or prevent the wall’s construction in the first place.

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May 19, 2016

“I see you wear hearing aids… you are so brave”

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month! Dr. Blake Papsin, Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at SickKids, gives his perspective on wearing hearing aids.

May 19, 2016

The artful eye: An up-close look at the art and science of ophthalmic photography at SickKids

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the pictures taken by medical imaging specialists in the Department of Ophthalmology at SickKids convey much more than artistic expression. These pictures provide answers; answers about the diseases and conditions affecting the eyes of our patients.

May 16, 2016

A Future of Hope for Afghanistan: SickKids’ researchers lead first systematic analysis of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and survival in Afghanistan

A Countdown to 2015 case study published in The Lancet Global Health shows that despite conflict and poverty, Afghanistan has made reasonable progress.

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