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Antibiotics affect breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants, SickKids and U of T study shows

September 4, 2020

A team led by SickKids researchers and the University of Toronto has found that mothers of preterm babies have highly individual breast milk microbiomes, and that even short courses of antibiotics have prolonged effects on the diversity and …

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SickKids researchers receive over $12 million for research infrastructure projects through Ontario Research Fund

January 8, 2018

Four researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) will receive over $12 million in funding through the Ontario Research Fund, announced today by the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science.

Armed conflicts have contributed to five million deaths of children under age five in Africa over 20 years: new study

August 30, 2018

New research highlights the toll of conflict on children not involved in combat who die from direct injures as well as easily preventable diseases or from hunger and malnutrition.

SickKids among top three paediatric health-care centres worldwide in Nature Index rankings

September 17, 2021

SickKids also named top Canadian health-care institution in high-quality research.

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Updating risk classification to help tailor treatments for neuroblastoma globally

July 29, 2021

New research co-led by SickKids and CHOP offers a new classification system to help clinicians more precisely assess risk and tailor treatment for children with neuroblastoma.

SickKids-led research demonstrates first use of exosomes as fetal therapy using animal models and human lung cells

April 21, 2021

International research team used exosomes from amniotic fluid stem cells in animal models and human lung cells to treat underdeveloped fetal lungs, restarting growth and normal functioning.

Spit samples uncover genetic risk factors for paediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

April 9, 2021

SickKids collaboration with UCalgary could be a step toward earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for children and youth with OCD.

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SickKids-led research receives $23.3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

March 5, 2021

Researchers at SickKids and collaborating institutions receive Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding to support projects to improve child health.

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The value of female mentorship for women and girls in science

February 11, 2021

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, female mentors and mentees share how female mentorship plays an important role in shaping their careers.

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