November 12, 2018
Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ARVC), a prime cause of sudden cardiac death, can stay hidden as it may not cause symptoms in its early stages. A research team led by SickKids discovered potential new ways to diagnose and treat this life-threatening …
October 2, 2017
SickKids researchers have been exploring the molecular structure of immune cell components, and how gaining an understanding of their anatomical organization can help develop future targeted therapies for blood cancers and autoimmune diseases.
November 26, 2019
A drug typically used to treat rheumatic conditions could have therapeutic benefit for patients with a rare inflammatory bowel disease gene mutation. Study results have lead to a novel clinical trial led by SickKids.
October 12, 2017
The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, according to a new study led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO).
November 22, 2018
Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other paediatric hospitals across Canada worked with lead researchers at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital to investigate whether probiotics are effective in …
November 27, 2019
New research findings offer new evidence that proton radiotherapy – a type of radiation therapy – could effectively treat medulloblastoma in children without causing the level of impairment to the brain that is usually caused by standard treatments.
November 10, 2016
SickKids earned second place on the annual top 40 list for overall research spending, a jump from third place last year. The list examines research hospitals across the country and ranks them based on research spending and intensity.
November 28, 2018
Dr. Pat Parkin and her team tested a screening program for iron deficiency using a blood test for a protein called ferritin. The ferritin blood test was developed several decades ago and measures iron stores in the body but, until this study, had …
December 3, 2019
SickKids scientists used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to solve the structure of an enzyme that could help burn victims and prevent deaths from different kinds of infections.
August 13, 2015
In a new study published in Environmental Health, researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Norwich University report an urgent need to re-evaluate the World Health Organization’s drinking-water guidelines for nine toxic …