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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

May 24, 2023

Research team receives over $5 million for Canadian paediatric imaging platform

The Canadian Pediatric Imaging Platform (C-PIP) will harness infrastructure and expertise at three Canadian hospitals to help improve understanding of children’s brain health.

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.

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