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Emergency department as first contact for mental health services more common for immigrant and refugee youth compared to those born in Canada

October 9, 2018

Emergency department visits as a first point of contact for mental health conditions reflect poor access to timely mental health care that may be delivered in outpatient settings (by family doctors, pediatricians or psychiatrists).

PTSD soldiers more likely to see a world full of threat

June 25, 2015

The study involved a group of Canadian Armed Forces soldiers: half with PTSD, half without, and all on active duty.

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Canadian study identifies genetic link to cause of cerebral palsy

August 3, 2017

A Canadian study published in Genetics in Medicine today has identified a genetic link that may explain how cerebral palsy (CP) develops in-utero. New groundbreaking evidence suggests a much stronger underlying genetic link in children with …

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May the force not be with you: SickKids scientists find brain tumour cells hijack force-activated ion channels to promote tumour stiffening and growth

October 18, 2018

Despite the significance of tissue mechanics in cancer, the way solid tumour cells sense and respond to their physical environment is largely unknown. Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) recently found that in glioma cells, ion …

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Researchers discover a new cancer-driving mutation in the “dark matter” of the cancer genome

October 9, 2019

Ontario-led research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the “dark matter” of human cancer DNA. The mutation represents a new potential therapeutic target for …

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Tracing single brain cancer cells simplifies complexity of incurable brain cancers, suggesting new treatments, international study finds

August 30, 2017

Using an innovative barcode-like system that tracks the behaviour of individual brain cancer cells, an international research team has gained a new understanding of how glioblastoma brain cancers grow and has identified potential new ways of …

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Treating the gaps in childhood cancer care

September 7, 2017

45 experts from 16 countries will convene at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto to undertake a comprehensive analysis to develop an investment case for funding management and control of childhood cancer as part of The Lancet …

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Surprising new cause of intestinal disease identified

July 6, 2015

New research led by SickKids reveals a surprising case report, in which the genetic defect responsible for the child’s illness actually resides in the blood vessels rather than the intestine, or gut.

Changing the face of cancer care at home and around the world

September 8, 2017

Paediatric brain tumour biopsies from across Canada and around the world are being analyzed at SickKids using new, state-of-the-art diagnostic, prognostic and predictive tests for childhood cancers.

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning exterior

Award season recognizes SickKids staff

July 6, 2015

In May and June, members of the health-care and science communities are recognized for their achievements and contributions.

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