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March 27, 2015

SickKids scientists discover how mutations depress platelet production and increase leukemia risk

Researchers at SickKids have shown for the first time how mutations in the ETV6 gene, that increase the risk of developing leukemia, can also interfere with production of platelets.

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March 25, 2015

SickKids Chief of Research and University of Toronto Professor, Dr. Janet Rossant, named recipient of 2015 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

Dr. Janet Rossant has been named the recipient of the 2015 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, in recognition of her extensive scientific contributions to developmental biology, her international leadership in stem cell biology and policy-making, and for her pivotal role in advancing research programs for children’s health.

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March 23, 2015

SickKids – UHN collaboration results in life-saving transplant

At the beginning of March, three-year-old Phuoc Wagner returned home to her twin sister Binh and seven other siblings, after a successful living donor liver transplant – the liver donated by her father Michael Wagner of Kingston, Ontario.

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March 20, 2015

Explore. Learn. Evolve: Kids Science receives new funding to expand community outreach

The Standard Life Kids Science program at SickKids has been awarded a 2014/2015 PromoScience grant from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

March 20, 2015

Over-the-counter medicine: Just because it’s not prescription doesn’t mean it can’t cause harm

During National Poison Prevention Week which runs March 15 to 21, it is important for parents and the public to know how to prevent unintentional poisoning.

A woman wearing a SickKids Child Life tshirt and lanyard sites on a bench next to a young girl with an IV

March 20, 2015

Child Life Specialists make a difference for kids of all ages at SickKids

In honour of Child Life week, SickKids, is celebrating the important contribution Child Life staff make to patients of all ages at the hospital.

March 18, 2015

SickKids study finds isotonic IV maintenance fluids safe in general paediatric population

Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief, and colleagues SickKids performed a randomized controlled trial to compare the two most common types of IV fluids in North America.

James Drake, wearing a white SickKids lab coat, explains a large piece of technical machinery to a man and child who observe attentively

March 9, 2015

Industry Minister gets sneak-peek at innovative surgical robots at SickKids

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, made his first visit to SickKids on March 9 to meet with scientists and staff working in the Centre for Image-Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI).

March 9, 2015

SickKids receives funding to expand pain management services for children and adolescents

The investment will provide SickKids patients with better access to treatment for chronic pain.

March 5, 2015

SickKids surgeons first to use nerve grafts from patient’s own leg to restore sensation in eye

Experts at SickKids have pioneered a novel surgery that restores lost feeling in the eye by transplanting a nerve graft from the patient’s own leg into their eye.

March 2, 2015

Barbara Muskat receives 2015 OASW Inspirational Leader Award

Dr. Barbara Muskat, Director of Social Work at SickKids, has received the Ontario Association of Social Workers’ 2015 Inspirational Leaders Award.

February 26, 2015

Dr. Agostino Pierro named Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Dr. Agostino Pierro, Head of General and Thoracic Surgery at SickKids, has been named Officer of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

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