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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.

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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.

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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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 thanks federal government for investment in the future of Canada’s research

May 15, 2020

Support from federal government ensures SickKids and other research institutes continue to drive scientific breakthroughs for Canadians.

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SickKids scientists named new Canada Research Chairs

June 19, 2019

More than 10 researchers at the SickKids Research Institute were awarded prestigious Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

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Greater severity of infection in children associated with influenza B than influenza A strain, new study says

August 24, 2016

In a study led by SickKids, data shows that children hospitalized with type B influenza, which infects only humans, had a greater mortality than those infected with type A.

Intestinal intelligence: understanding how tiny gut projections arise could inform new treatments

March 9, 2020

SickKids researchers have made important discoveries about how the villi form during embryonic development in mice.

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