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An abstract rendering of a DNA chain.

December 14, 2022

Genome sequencing links rare tandem repeats to genes associated with schizophrenia

Study finds individuals with schizophrenia have significantly higher rates of tandem repeats in their genome, using novel computational methods developed at SickKids.

A doctor kneels in front of a young cancer patient holding a clipboard.

December 13, 2022

Updated clinical trial reporting guidelines include patient voices to improve trial utility and transparency

A global study of outcome reporting in clinical trials leads to updated trial reporting guidelines that aim to increase impact and improve research integrity.

The President's Award pin, attached to a SickKids lanyard. The pin features five hands reaching upward to the stars.

December 8, 2022

Going above and beyond: Meet the recipients of the President’s Award

Inspiring individuals and teams recognized for their positive contributions to the SickKids community.

Orange helicopter lands on the roof of a building.

December 6, 2022

SickKids’ helipad: connecting patients to critical, lifesaving care for over 50 years

In 1972, SickKids opened the first rooftop helipad in Canada. By breaking down geographic boundaries, the helipad helped to solidify SickKids’ role as a leading paediatric hospital in Ontario.

Macrophages and mesenchymal cells surrounded by a group of gut stem cells

December 5, 2022

Study uncovers relationship between stem cell development and gut microbes in newborn health

New SickKids research identifies key immune and microbial factors in the gut that influence newborn stem cell development, with implications for the treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis.

Toddler wearing a mask has a bandage put on his arm.

November 30, 2022

Amid respiratory virus surge, Ontario paediatric infectious diseases experts encourage COVID-19 and flu vaccinations for children under five

Paediatric infectious diseases experts from SickKids, CHEO, KHSC, LHSC and MCH issued the joint statement as the respiratory virus season gets an early start for young children.

A graphic showing how a cancerous cell has 3x more RNA output than a normal cell.

November 28, 2022

Researchers develop novel algorithm to unlock role of cellular phenomenon in aggressive cancers

SickKids researchers develop an innovative computational method called RNAmp to measure hypertranscription in human tumours, with novel implications for cancer care.

An adult's hand holding onto a child's hand that is connected to an IV.

November 25, 2022

SickKids among four Ontario hospitals to receive first-in-Canada international certification as a MASCC Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer

SickKids receives Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) certification as a Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer.

Greg Wasney stands surrounding by research instruments in the SBC Facility.

November 24, 2022

How one SickKids core facility is breaking down the barriers to scientific collaboration

The Structural & Biophysical Core Facility is a centralized hub of state-of-the-art research instruments and expertise where scientists collaborate to advance paediatric medicine.

November 17, 2022

Celebrating two years of the SickKids Mental Health Strategy

SickKids is pleased to introduce the new co-chair of the Mental Health Strategy and share her vision as we work to provide transformative mental health care.

November 16, 2022

SickKids scientist receives CFI grant in support of cutting-edge immunotherapy research

Dr. Jean-Philippe Julien receives funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to help guide the design of next-generation immunotherapies.

Discovery Dialogues

November 16, 2022

Discovery Dialogues series goes behind-the-scenes of groundbreaking research discoveries

Dr. Lorne Tyrell joins Dr. Stephen Scherer for the SickKids “Discovery Dialogues” series, taking attendees behind the scenes of groundbreaking research discoveries.

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