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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.

Teen sits leaning against a wall with head in her hand.

March 10, 2023

Suicide-related emergency department visits rose globally among youth during pandemic

SickKids co-led study that represents over 11 million paediatric emergency department (ED) visits across 18 countries furthers understanding of how young people fared during the pandemic.

Social worker posing for the camera in front of the nursing station, hands in pockets, with Emergency Department in the background.

March 8, 2023

Mobilizing mental health access and support in the Emergency Department through social work

It’s Social Work Week in Ontario, and across Canada, March is National Social Work Month; David Lubert gives his perspective on practicing social work in the Emergency Department.

Child sits in front of a plant. The backdrop is repeated and blurred on the sides.

March 8, 2023

SickKids patient wishes you a happy International Women’s Day

Meet Harper. She had a heart transplant and spent a year at SickKids, where she made some special connections.

(left to right) Sheyun Zhao, John Moniakis, and Emily Reddy in masks and lab coats. There is a computer and lab equipment behind them.

March 2, 2023

Equipment and expertise at SickKids flow cytometry core facility supports advancements in cellular research

The SickKids-UHN Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides trailblazing researchers with access to the latest analytical flow cytometers and high-speed cell sorting services.

An illustration showing the current feeding tube port that uses the stepped connector alongside the new ENFit connector for feeding tubes with its "twist-in" connection.

February 23, 2023

Paediatric hospitals making mealtime safer for children, youth fed through a tube

SickKids is transitioning to ENFit feeding tube connectors starting March 6, 2023.

ACTS Registered Nurse Clinician Debbie McFarlane stands next to a mobile NICU incubator wearing a mask.

February 17, 2023

SickKids ACTS team brings ‘Our Kind of Nursing' to patients — wherever they are

Meet Debbie, a Registered Nurse Clinician with our Acute Care Transport Service (ACTS) team who has been at SickKids for more than 20 years.

Nurse Jane Stuart-Minaret sits in a classroom with blue chairs and desks with a window in the background, wearing glasses, a SickKids lanyard and a purple shirt.

February 15, 2023

SickKids is ‘a good place to start’ for nurses looking to grow their career

Meet Jane, a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at SickKids and an educator with the Centre for Global Child Health.

An illustration of the plasmodium parasite among red blood cells.

February 14, 2023

Naturally occurring antibodies may hold the answer to designing a vaccine for malaria

A global research team uncovered new insights into how antibodies could be used to design a potential vaccine targeting malaria transmission between humans and mosquitos.

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