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SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health funds research into COVID-19-related child and youth mental health and brain health

June 2, 2020

The SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health is funding new approaches to the understanding of and interventions for mental health and brain health among Canadian children and youth related to COVID-19.

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SickKids and ICES study finds increase of intentional overdoses among Ontario youth

January 22, 2020

A new study has found a striking U-shaped trend in the number of emergency department (ED) visits for intentional overdose among youth. Further investigation is needed to understand the reasons for the sharp increase in recent years and help inform …

Photo of a graph that shows an upward line indicating that Emergency Department visits have increased in an upward direction since 2010 among young people aged 8 to 19.

SickKids-led review finds parents of chronically ill children experience poorer health outcomes

January 6, 2020

A new literature review demonstrates a marked difference between the health outcomes of parental caregivers of chronically ill children compared to those of healthy children.

SickKids scientists named new Canada Research Chairs

June 15, 2021

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

New research shows sarcoma’s origins could be decades in the making

July 23, 2021

Scientists from Sinai Health and SickKids have identified three subtypes of leiomyosarcoma, or LMS, a sarcoma common in adults, and found evidence its origins begin years prior to diagnosis.

New precision medicine scoring system evaluates whether genes are related to autism spectrum disorder

December 9, 2021

EAGLE allows for a more precise evaluation of a gene’s relevance to ASD specifically, based on quality of phenotypic and genotypic evidence, and is now publicly available to researchers and clinicians on SFARI Gene.

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Understanding a complex brain cancer: SickKids-led study links genetics of cells with diverse growth and drug-resistant behaviours within the same tumour

January 5, 2015

A Canadian research team led by SickKids has developed an integrated functional and genomic analysis technique to study the different behaviours of individual human cells within a patient-specific glioblastoma.

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SickKids contributes to major report on health in South Asia

April 12, 2017

A consortium from across South Asia and internationally, including from the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, have come together to identify health priorities and recommendations for action to improve health of populations in South Asia.

Brain cancer linked to tissue healing, study finds

January 4, 2021

Brain tumours might arise when tissue does not heal properly— a finding that opens up new ideas about how cancer develops and how to combat it.

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Promising new approach to stop growth of brain cancer cells

February 12, 2021

Researchers at SickKids, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University of Toronto, showed that chemically inhibiting the enzyme PRMT5 can suppress the growth of glioblastoma cells.

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