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Evidence grows for iron deficiency screening in childhood

January 7, 2020

One study details the known association between iron levels and cognitive function, and identifies a new threshold in blood tests that could guide more effective clinical intervention. The other is the first health-economic analysis of potential …

Photo of Sarah Carsley and Patricia Parkin at SickKids

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

SickKids’ Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta awarded 2021 Roux Prize for public health achievement

September 8, 2021

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta was named the recipient of the 2021 Roux Prize, recognized for his research and public policy contributions to global maternal and child health and nutrition.

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 …

Innovative ultrasound technique developed by SickKids and Sinai researchers enables earlier detection of placental diseases

May 5, 2021

Placental diseases often implicated in stillbirths, serious illnesses of newborns, making early detection critical.

International Women’s Day 2020: Researchers in Profile

March 8, 2020

Allison Daniel and Isabel Potani first met in Blantyre, Malawi about four years ago. At the time, Isabel was the head nurse at the Moyo Nutritional Rehabilitation and Research Unit (Moyo) at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, and Allison was starting …

SickKids research students share their passion for global child health on International Youth Day

August 13, 2019

Research students at SickKids Centre for Global Child Health discuss their research and how they hope to contribute to a brighter tomorrow through advancing global child health.

Obesity rising faster in rural areas than cities: new study

May 15, 2019

Obesity is increasing more rapidly in the world’s rural areas than in cities, according to a new study of global trends in body-mass index (BMI).

Basic science research is indispensable for future medical discoveries

May 27, 2016

Drs. Lynne Howell and Perrin Baker give their perspective on the importance of basic scientific research to make future medical discoveries.

Pipette in a research lab

Survey highlights challenges of caring for infants and toddlers during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 26, 2021

A survey of over 2,000 families across Canada revealed struggles to find information and support in caring for their young children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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