December 5, 2019
Using whole genome sequencing, a collaborative team at SickKids and the University of Toronto has created high-calibre control induced pluripotent stem cells that can be used to study a variety of diseases.
October 17, 2017
Researchers examined the effect of an intermittent-fasting regimen, without restricting caloric intake, in mice. They found that an 'on-and-off' fasting regimen not only prevented obesity in mice, but also improved metabolism by changing the quality …
November 15, 2016
For International Pain Awareness Week, the SickKids Pain Centre organized a series of educational and networking events, which brought together clinicians, researchers, trainees, patient families and policymakers to help engage, empower and educate …
August 24, 2015
A new Canadian guideline, published online in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) on Aug. 24, aims to help minimize pain and distress from vaccinations in both children and adults. It outlines a variety of proven interventions that can …
November 21, 2016
Canadian and international scientists have uncovered six new schizophrenia risk genes in the largest study of its kind.
December 17, 2018
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the gene responsible for Wilson disease by scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
October 19, 2017
A game-changing study by SickKids suggests there could be a day where cancers are not classified by their tissue of origin (i.e. brain cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer) but rather by the number and type of genetic mutations they carry. The study …
August 25, 2015
A team of researchers led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Lawson Health Research Institute found that survival was the highest, especially among teens, with 10 to 35 minutes on the scene in the care and under the treatment of …
August 31, 2015
A Toronto team of clinician-scientists and stem cell biologists has developed a powerful new method to generate 3D bile duct structures from human stem cells in order to study and develop new treatments for bile duct diseases.
December 20, 2018
Engaging families in shared decision making is essential to examine the benefits and limitations of each treatment option for patients with newly diagnosed, typical immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).