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Preliminary findings shared from COVID-19 child mental health research study

December 7, 2020

70 per cent of children and youth surveyed reported worse mental health during the initial spring lockdowns.

SickKids contributes to early childhood development in the new Lancet research series

October 6, 2016

The Lancet’s three-paper series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale, involved collaboration among 45 authors from 22 global institutions, including Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Tyler Vaivada from SickKids Centre for Global …

Dr. Stephen Scherer appointed Chief of Research at SickKids

June 14, 2021

SickKids is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Scherer to the position of Chief of Research.

SickKids and U of T researchers demonstrate drug stimulation of neural stem cell repair may lead to promising impact on treatment of childhood brain injury in survivors of brain cancer

July 27, 2020

 SickKids researchers have shown that metformin, a common drug used to treat type-2 diabetes, could one day be used to repair brain injury.

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SickKids scientists discover novel genetic contributors to autism

July 27, 2020

Breakthrough SickKids study of thousands of repetitive DNA “wrinkles” identifies previously hidden genetic alterations for the first time.

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New study will examine if inequities are contributing to an increased risk of COVID-19 within the Black Canadian population

February 24, 2021

The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF), is providing $1.2 million in funding for a study investigating how many people in Black Canadian communities have had SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, and the risk …

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Four leading children’s hospitals announce IPCHiP, a collaborative to develop new treatments for paediatric diseases

February 25, 2021

The partnership’s first project will be a genomic study of infant epilepsy and other hospitals are expected to join the partnership in the future.

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New study reports on secondary impacts of COVID-19 measures on hospital care for paediatric patients and families

January 14, 2021

Measures to preserve hospital capacity and reduce spread during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in broad social and clinical impacts on paediatric patients and families.

“Say Nay to the X-ray”: A new toolkit to reduce unneeded ankle X-rays and send paediatric patients home faster

June 9, 2021

Research at SickKids shows the vast majority of paediatric ankle injuries are low risk and don’t require X-rays during emergency department visits.

Developing micro-robots for the future of neurosurgery

June 3, 2021

The tiny magnetic gripper tools could one day be used to perform minimally invasive brain surgery.

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