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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.

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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Meet some of the women making SickKids science possible

February 10, 2023

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, meet four women whose work behind-the-scenes at SickKids helps support child health research.

Photos of four women (from left to right): Nadine Francis, Shary Mahdavi, Shauna Kirk, and Roshni K P

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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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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SickKids scientists discover novel genetic contributors to autism

July 27, 2020

Breakthrough SickKids study of thousands of repetitive DNA “wrinkles” identifies previously hidden genetic alterations for the first time.

Ryan Yeun

Empower Reading team at SickKids brings their program to Cree Nation communities

August 9, 2017

The Empower Reading team began working with the Cree School Board in the Cree Nation of James Bay, Quebec in January 2015. Originally a pilot project in two schools in one community, Empower has expanded to eight remote communities in the region.

Canadian study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy

August 3, 2015

In a new game-changing Canadian study, a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that …

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