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A child hugging a woman who smiles back at the child while on a laptop.

May 19, 2023

U-Link Canada makes it easier to find early phase clinical trials for children with cancer

SickKids-led database provides clinicians and families with the latest information on open clinical trials for children with cancer across Canada.

A parvalbumin interneuron surrounded by the perineuronal net.

May 16, 2023

Study first to examine how early memory changes as we age at a cellular level

SickKids researchers discover that a matrix called the perineuronal net may be responsible for why human memories become more specific throughout childhood.

May 12, 2023

Celebrating the future of nursing with the 2023 Nursing Excellence Awards

For Nursing Week 2023, SickKids recognizes the outstanding nurses that represent the best of the best when it comes to strengths-based, family-centred care.

May 9, 2023

SickKids updating Family Presence and Patient Visiting Policy

Effective May 10, SickKids will be returning to pre-pandemic policy for family caregivers, siblings and visitors and lifting pandemic-related capacity limits in Family Spaces.

A graphic containing cartoon illustrations of five youth surrounded by key themes youth identified matter to them when thinking about AI use in health care. Inside a cloud in the centre of the image, the text reads, "AI in health care: What matters to youth?". The key themes include research benefits, consent, confidentiality & privacy, person-centred care, responsible practice, data sharing and shared decision-making.

May 8, 2023

Youth voices should inform new future for the use of AI in medicine

A research team heard from 28 young people about their views on integrating artificial intelligence into patient care.

Illustration of pyramidal neurons of the human brain cortex.

May 2, 2023

Cellular “cruise control” system safeguards RNA levels in Rett syndrome nerve cells

New insights into transcriptional buffering help to explain how cells balance RNA levels in the body.

An illustration of many individuals joining hands in a circle, representing a circle of care.

May 1, 2023

Family experiences central to new trauma-informed care video series for staff education

A core component of SickKids Mental Health Strategy, the video series is being co-created with family partners to centre lived experiences of trauma.

Headshot of Zulfiqar Bhutta

April 27, 2023

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta honoured with esteemed 2023 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research

The award recognizes Bhutta’s leadership, vision, and innovation in global child and maternal health research and policy.

Eight children cheering. The photo is taken as the children are mid-jump with their arms in the air with the setting sun in the background.

April 24, 2023

International study uncovers barriers to accessing essential childhood cancer medication in East Africa

A research team tracked the availability and price of childhood cancer medications in four East African countries in bid to improve global access to cancer treatments.

A man in a mask seated by a hospital bed and a computer monitor. He has a device in his hand that is hooked up to the computer and electrodes placed on a plastic infant model.

April 21, 2023

How neurodiagnostic technologists support patient care by measuring and recording brain waves

It’s Neurodiagnostic Week! Get to know some of SickKids’ neurodiagnostic technologists.

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.

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