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Turning the enemy against itself: SickKids-led study identifies enzymes that remove bacteria’s protective wall and enable their destruction

May 20, 2016

Imagine a walled city. What would happen if a wily soldier found a way to loosen one brick in the sky-high barricade? In a new study led by SickKids, a team of basic scientists tackled this scenario, trying to break down a wall that protects the …

Science Show & Tell: Happy 150th, Canada!

January 13, 2017

Just in time to kick off the country’s 150th anniversary, a team of researchers from The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has successfully sequenced the genome of Castor canadensis – the Canadian …

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Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta receives prestigious Gairdner Foundation award for work in maternal-child health

April 5, 2022

Dr. Bhutta receives the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in recognition of global health research and interventions in the ‘first 1,000 days’ of life.

Use of electronic medical records may result in better tracking of childhood obesity rates, new study finds

February 16, 2017

An Ontario research team led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) examined the use of electronic medical records to track rates of overweight and obesity in children.

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SickKids first hospital in North America to use new dialysis treatment for paediatric care

March 10, 2016

The Dialysis and Apheresis team at SickKids have spent the last five years working to implement a new dialysis system called haemodiafiltration to tackle the poor patient outcomes associated with previous forms of dialysis treatments.

Ontario children getting hit by cars less frequently, yet children in low-income areas are still at higher risk, study finds

May 6, 2019

Children in lower-income areas are at a higher risk of being injured by motor vehicles than those living in higher-income neighbourhoods in Ontario, according to a new study from SickKids, York University and ICES.

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One tough conversation has the power to save eight lives

April 18, 2016

Diana Lee, Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator for Trillium Gift of Life Network at SickKids, has a very unique position that helps families through the difficult but meaningful decision to donate their child's organs. To gain a better …

Scientists ‘reverse engineer’ brain cancer cells to find new targets for treatment

April 15, 2019

Glioblastoma is one of the most devastating forms of cancer, with few existing treatment options. Scientists have ‘reverse engineered’ brain cancer stem cells gene by gene, uncovering multiple potential targets for this hard-to-treat cancer.

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SickKids and U of T researchers demonstrate drug stimulation of neural stem cell repair may lead to promising impact on treatment of childhood brain injury in survivors of brain cancer

July 27, 2020

 SickKids researchers have shown that metformin, a common drug used to treat type-2 diabetes, could one day be used to repair brain injury.

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