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Changing the face of cancer care at home and around the world

September 8, 2017

Paediatric brain tumour biopsies from across Canada and around the world are being analyzed at SickKids using new, state-of-the-art diagnostic, prognostic and predictive tests for childhood cancers.

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning exterior

SickKids-led study shows success with a blenderized diet for children with G-tubes

February 13, 2018

A SickKids-led collaborative study with Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has shown the benefits of switching gastrostomy tube (G-tube)-fed children from commercial formula to homemade puréed food.

Study Highlights Urgent Need to Re-evaluate Latest World Health Organization Drinking Water Guidelines

August 13, 2015

In a new study published in Environmental Health, researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Norwich University report an urgent need to re-evaluate the World Health Organization’s drinking-water guidelines for nine toxic …

The value of female mentorship for women and girls in science

February 11, 2021

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, female mentors and mentees share how female mentorship plays an important role in shaping their careers.

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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.

Headshots of five women.

Pioneering genome sequencing study links rare genetic changes to congenital cardiac condition

September 20, 2018

In a remarkable new genetic discovery, researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and SickKids have found strong evidence that rare DNA variations can lead to Tetralogy of Fallot.

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Standing on the shoulders of giants: how a genetic discovery at SickKids in 1993 continues to inform research and patient care

December 17, 2018

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the gene responsible for Wilson disease by scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Preliminary findings shared from COVID-19 child mental health research study

December 7, 2020

70 per cent of children and youth surveyed reported worse mental health during the initial spring lockdowns.

SickKids study uncovers structure and function of enzyme V-ATPase

May 14, 2015

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 …

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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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