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SickKids ranked No. 2 on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals list in 2016

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.

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SickKids finds an effective screening strategy for iron deficiency in young children

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 …

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Unlocking the door to potential therapeutic treatments for serious complications from infections

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.

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Study Highlights Urgent Need to Re-evaluate Latest World Health Organization Drinking Water Guidelines

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 …

SickKids researchers receive more than $19 million in CFI funding for research infrastructure

October 13, 2017

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) will receive $19,772,922 in funding for research infrastructure under the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) Innovation Fund, announced this week by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, …

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Researchers discover an immune response associated with the development of idiopathic scoliosis (IS) in zebrafish

December 12, 2018

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have determined that neuroinflammatory signals drive spinal curve formation in zebrafish, and can be suppressed using common drugs like NAC.

Increased physical activity may improve health outcomes for children with multiple sclerosis

August 13, 2015

Research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) suggests that children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who participate in higher levels of physical activity may have a less active disease.

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Genome testing for siblings of individuals with autism may detect diagnosis before symptoms appear

December 5, 2019

New research led by SickKids and the University of Alberta found testing the DNA of siblings of individuals with autism may be predictive of a future diagnosis even if symptoms aren’t yet apparent. Findings could lead to earlier therapeutic …

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Toronto researchers shed new light on stroller use in young families

August 20, 2015

In the first study of its kind, a Toronto research team has gone right to the source – parents – to understand their habits and perceptions of stroller use and its relationship with children’s physical activity.

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Children with cancer much more likely than adults to receive high-intensity end-of-life care despite access to palliative care

November 14, 2016

About 40 per cent of children with cancer receive at least one form of high-intensity end-of-life care treatment according to a new study from ICES and SickKids.

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