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June 16, 2015

New gene identified as a cause of a form of brittle bone disease

In studying two unrelated patients with a form of the condition associated with muscle weakness, researchers identified changes in a gene not previously linked with human disease.

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June 12, 2015

Research Institute Retreat: Celebrating Janet Rossant’s Scientific Legacy

At the 26th annual Research Institute Retreat there was no theme more fitting than to celebrate Janet Rossant’s scientific legacy.

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June 12, 2015

Government of Ontario grants more than $10.6 million of funding to SickKids research

The Government of Ontario announced its $209 million investment in research funding to support innovative projects and leading talent at research institutions across the province.

June 11, 2015

Prenatal screening varies significantly based on where women live and who provides their care

Women who live in urban areas, are from high income neighbourhoods and whose pregnancy care is provided by an obstetrician are more likely to receive prenatal screening, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and SickKids.

June 9, 2015

SickKids recognizes siblings’ experiences in cancer journey with 4th annual Sibling Appreciation Day

On Saturday, June 6, Jacob, Noah and 18 other siblings of kids with cancer or other blood disorders were honoured at “It’s All About Me”, the 4th annual Sibling Appreciation Day at SickKids.

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June 5, 2015

Cognitive challenges in some survivors of childhood leukemia linked with genetic variants

The study, published in the May 18 online edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, was conducted by researchers at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, SickKids and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

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June 2, 2015

Leading SickKids researchers receive more than $5.1 million in CFI funding

The Canada Foundation for Innovation announced new funding for research infrastructure and technology, including an investment in support of cutting-edge studies led by SickKids.

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June 1, 2015

10 Ways to Get Your Family Active This Summer

Summer is the time to get outside and get active! Parents can inspire children to remain active throughout the year by integrating physical activity into everyday routines and special outings.

June 1, 2015

Bridging the gap: SickKids researchers work to bring traumatic brain injury research to the bedside

It’s the number 1 cause of death in children in Canada, yet there is still a long way to go before we fully understand how to translate research on traumatic brain injury into something we can use at the bedside.

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May 28, 2015

1,663 People Visit the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning for Doors Open Toronto

SickKids participated in Doors Open Toronto, welcoming members of the public to visit the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning and learn more about the amazing work taking place within our walls each day.

May 19, 2015

Old bones can regain youthful healing power, study finds

Broken bones in older people are notoriously slow to heal, but researchers at SickKids and Duke University School of Medicine may have identified a way to help them heal faster and better.

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May 14, 2015

SickKids study uncovers structure and function of enzyme V-ATPase

A new study done in Dr. John Rubinstein’s research group uncovers the structure and function of an enzyme called V-ATPase. The research is improving our understanding of the various processes that V-ATPase controls and can enable the design of drugs that influence how it works.

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