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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.

Science Q&A: How SickKids scientists are working to understand a potentially lethal brain disease

November 5, 2018

Dr. Brent Derry, Senior Scientist in the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program at SickKids, recently had two studies published on cerebral cavernous malformations, the result of work in his lab at SickKids and in collaboration with colleagues …

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Molecular site identified for targeted intervention of Fragile X syndrome

November 7, 2018

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have identified the ion channel known as Kv1.2 as a new target for reducing certain Fragile X syndrome (FXS) symptoms.

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New study finds higher risk of mental health outcomes that persist over time in mothers and siblings of children with cancer

November 12, 2019

Mothers and siblings of children with cancer experience higher rate of mental health-related outpatient visits decades after the original cancer diagnosis, according to new research co-led by SickKids and ICES.

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SickKids is No. 1 for researcher intensity on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2019 list

November 14, 2019

SickKids is proud to be one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals. In 2019, SickKids Research Institute holds the number one spot for researcher intensity.

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Science Show & Tell: New insight into how cells control the pH of their internal compartments

October 25, 2016

Research from Dr. John Rubinstein has determined the first atomic structure of part of a V-ATPase called the VO region. This research answers a question that people have been trying to answer for more than 25 years.

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Study finds way to reduce unnecessary ankle X-rays in paediatric emergency departments

July 28, 2015

In a new study, researchers from SickKids found a 23 per cent decrease in the number of ankle X-rays in paediatric emergency departments that used a clinical decision tool called the Low Risk Ankle Rule.

Neuroscientists link memory fundamentals with Alzheimer’s disease in promising study

September 21, 2017

To acknowledge World Alzheimer’s Day, SickKids’ neuroscientists Dr. Paul Frankland and Dr. Sheena Josselyn shared their discoveries in memory research and their inspiration to erase the neurodegenerative disease.

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