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SickKids runs only committed interdisciplinary clinic in Canada to help children with rare genetic skin disorder

October 25, 2017

It’s epidermolysis bullosa (EB) awareness day! EB is a rare genetic blistering condition that affects the skin and internal organs. Learn more about how SickKids helps these “butterfly children.”

Four women pose side by side.

Sharing our knowledge and expertise worldwide: Meet Dr. David Rakotsoane, Johannesburg, South Africa

August 20, 2019

Dr. David Rakotsoane is a Clinical Fellow, Neonatology, one of four South African fellows currently training at SickKids supported through the SickKids International/ Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Initiative. David shared his story with us and …

SickKids surgeons first to use nerve grafts from patient’s own leg to restore sensation in eye

March 5, 2015

Experts at SickKids have pioneered a novel surgery that restores lost feeling in the eye by transplanting a nerve graft from the patient’s own leg into their eye.

SickKids releases new research on how COVID-19 pandemic has impacted child and youth mental, physical health

July 8, 2021

Some findings are not yet peer-reviewed; point to urgent need to prioritize child and youth mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

World first: Sunnybrook and SickKids clinical trial delivers chemotherapy to pediatric brain tumours using MRI-guided focused ultrasound

January 10, 2023

The first pediatric patient recently successfully underwent the procedure as part of a safety and feasibility clinical trial in children with this tumour.

Wideshot team in MRI with patient.

Huntington’s disease-causing DNA repeat mutations reversed in the lab

February 27, 2020

Scientists reveal the ability to reverse repeat mutation length in the brains of a mouse model with Huntington’s disease. The team discovered a compound that targets the unusual DNA structure and was shown to reverse repeat expansions with …

Christopher Pearson hold up a DNA scan in the lab

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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Study finds cancer screening tool may help predict risk of developing a new cancer among childhood cancer survivors

August 16, 2021

Research led by SickKids and the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre found that a novel cancer predisposition screening tool shows promise for helping doctors better predict which childhood cancer survivors may be at …

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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