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Five women in science who are shaping child health research at SickKids

February 11, 2022

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, learn about five women in diverse roles that support child health research at SickKids, and their insights on pursuing a career in science.

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Canada must be ready to transition into new era of genomic medicine

November 10, 2021

SickKids clinicians and scientists call for a national, coordinated strategy on genomic medicine to support adoption of genome sequencing as a standard-of-care diagnostic test.

Discovering how a rare cancer grows: SickKids researchers uncover genetics behind adrenal gland cancer

January 13, 2015

Researchers at SickKids led the largest genetic analysis of children with adrenocortical cancer, a rare cancer which occurs predominantly in infants and young children and in adults over 60 years old.

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SickKids ranked No. 2 on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals list in 2016

November 10, 2016

SickKids earned second place on the annual top 40 list for overall research spending, a jump from third place last year. The list examines research hospitals across the country and ranks them based on research spending and intensity.

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Team led by SickKids scientists finds new insight into gene mutations associated with autism

February 14, 2019

New research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), the University of Toronto and McMaster University suggests increased activity in neurons that are deficient in the CNTN5 or EHMT2 gene could cause autism-related characteristics in humans. …

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SickKids receives funding for brain cancer research on World Cancer Day

February 5, 2015

In celebration of World Cancer Day, the Honorable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, announced funding for over 80 new cancer research projects across Canada; two of which are for researchers at SickKids.

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Six SickKids researchers among latest new and renewed Canada Research Chairs

June 6, 2022

Six scientists at SickKids Research Institute were awarded new or renewed Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

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Dr. Stephen Scherer appointed Chief of Research at SickKids

June 14, 2021

SickKids is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Scherer to the position of Chief of Research.

Call for researchers across Canada to sequence the genomes of 150 genetically unexplored species

February 14, 2018

A new initiative announced at SickKids and led by Canada’s Genomics Enterprise (CGEn) is inviting researchers from across Canada to sequence 150 new genomes from species that have never had their genomes sequenced before.

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