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April 30, 2020

SickKids scientists receive international recognition for extraordinary achievements

Dr. Lewis Kay and Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta were elected to prestigious international academies for their work in medical imaging science and in maternal-child health.

SickKids hospital exterior

April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update in 8B

SickKids is sharing two updates in relation to COVID-19. The hospital is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 on an inpatient unit specializing in haematology/oncology (8B).

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April 27, 2020

A promising new treatment for recurrent paediatric brain cancer

A multi-institutional, international team has developed a novel approach that delivers CAR T cell therapy directly into the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds a brain tumour.

COVID-19 coronavirus molecule

April 26, 2020

Inpatient diagnosed with COVID-19

On April 25, a patient on one of the units at SickKids tested positive for COVID-19. The teenage patient is currently in an isolation room and is stable.

COVID-19 molecule

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 research projects led by SickKids scientists receive funding from federal government

Two COVID-19 research projects led by SickKids scientists will give greater insight into how COVID-19 works, potentially shedding light on future treatment strategies.

Pipette in a research lab

April 13, 2020

SickKids study finds increased risk of leukemia relapse for children who miss doses of certain cancer therapy

A research team is investigating whether missing a dose or multiple doses of a type of therapy increased risk of relapse in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

John Rubinstein and Yazan Abbas

March 13, 2020

SickKids researchers create a first-time, high-resolution image of key enzyme from the brain

SickKids researchers have created a 3D model to allow scientists to better understand the V-ATPase enzyme's structure and how it functions.

Photo of Tae-Hee Kim and Abilasha Rao-Bhatia in the lab

March 9, 2020

Intestinal intelligence: understanding how tiny gut projections arise could inform new treatments

SickKids researchers have made important discoveries about how the villi form during embryonic development in mice.

Meredith Irwin

March 4, 2020

Dr. Meredith Irwin appointed Chief of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children

SickKids is pleased to announce the appointment of Meredith Irwin to the position of Chief of Paediatrics at SickKids and Chair of Paediatrics at The University of Toronto.

March 2, 2020

SickKids launches new five-year strategic plan

SickKids has launched its new five-year strategic plan, SickKids 2025 - a roadmap to achieving unprecedented outcomes powered by Precision Child Health.

Bryson Williams McArthur

February 29, 2020

Unravelling the mystery of rare diseases

When Bryson Williams-McArthur was 9, he underwent whole exome sequencing at SickKids, a sophisticated, non-targeted approach to genetic testing that takes a broad look at all 20,000 genes. This test finally gave the family a diagnosis – a very rare neurodevelopmental disorder called GRIN1.

Christopher Pearson hold up a DNA scan in the lab

February 27, 2020

Huntington’s disease-causing DNA repeat mutations reversed in the lab

Scientists reveal the ability to reverse repeat mutation length in the brains of a mouse model with Huntington’s disease. The team discovered a compound that targets the unusual DNA structure and was shown to reverse repeat expansions with undetectable off-target effects.

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