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MP Sonia Sidhu, Dave Prowten, Dr. Felix Ratjen, Dr. Farid Mahmud, PS Adam van Koeverden, Dr. Stephen Scherer, Frank Ong, Dr. Diane Wherrett, Jessica Diniz, Brittany Marbain

July 27, 2023

SickKids projects awarded over $15 million in funding to drive breakthroughs in diabetes research

Through precision medicine and at-risk screening approaches, SickKids research projects aim to advance early intervention and equitable care for children and youth with diabetes.

SickKids hospital exterior

June 30, 2023

Update on Motherisk research review

SickKids has completed a review of research studies conducted by Dr. Gideon Koren.

June 28, 2023

What’s in a name? Why the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program is now the Healthy Living Clinic

Dr. Elizabeth Dettmer, Staff Psychologist and Program Director of the Healthy Living Clinic, and Jenny Cooper, a parent of a SickKids patient, reflect on the importance of change to meet the evolving needs of patients and families.

A 3d model of the ATP synthase of mycobacteria.

June 28, 2023

Molecular insights may inform new treatments for drug-resistant tuberculosis

SickKids research advances the search for new medications to treat antibiotic resistant infections.

Andrei Turinsky approaches a series of blue wires connected to servers at SickKids.

June 27, 2023

Unleashing the power of data: How the Centre for Computational Medicine is fueling next-gen research

The CCM core facility offers data science and computational services to advance cutting-edge research at SickKids and beyond.

Taylor and Nicole Johnston wearing a wedding dress and suit hold hands at their outdoor wedding ceremony with officiant Sherry Murphy standing in the middle of them.

June 22, 2023

“In some capacity, we always planned to be together forever”: SickKids couple looks back on their love story

In celebration of Pride Month, Respiratory Therapists Nicole and Taylor Johnston reflect on their relationship which started at SickKids, including their experience being married by a SickKids colleague.

3D illustration of the destruction of a cell.

June 20, 2023

Research into cell death offers path to decrease wait times for liver transplants

SickKids researchers identify a way to prevent inflammation associated with cell death that could improve the viability of donor organs.

A hand holding a Capsule Shredder, a large tube that has measurement increments along the side and has a cylindrical adaptor and pop-top cap screwed to the top of the tube.

June 19, 2023

SickKids distributes capsule shredder device to support families of patients with sickle cell disease

Children's hospitals across Canada will soon receive Capsule Shredders – a device developed by a multidisciplinary team at SickKids that makes it easier for families of children with sickle cell disease to administer medication safely.

A young child pictured at a table cracking open peanut shells

June 9, 2023

SickKids receives World Allergy Organization Center of Excellence Designation

The SickKids Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Program (FAAP) receives World Allergy Organization (WAO) designation as a WAO Center of Excellence (WCOE).

Dr. Madhavi Moharir, Honourable Steven Del Duca, Lara Pietrolungo, Jeff Mainland, Alexandra Ieraci, and Dr. Ronald Cohn in masks celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Boomerang Health.

June 1, 2023

Boomerang Health marks 10-year anniversary!

Boomerang Health, powered by SickKids, provides a variety of health services to children and youth.

Artistic rendering of a DNA helix

May 30, 2023

Decoding the dark matter of our DNA: Study links genetic variants to blood pressure regulation

SickKids scientists assign function to the non-coding genome and shine a light on the genetics of hypertension.

A mother smiling while holding a baby swaddled in a patterned cloth.

May 26, 2023

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health receives funding from Canadian Government to help address malnutrition in Ghana, Malawi and Pakistan

New capacity building project will focus on helping to improve the nutrition of children, adolescent girls and women, who are disproportionally affected by malnutrition

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