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A New Approach to the Polio End Game: SickKids’ researchers contribute to first-ever cluster randomized vaccination trial in a conflict setting

May 11, 2017

The threat of polio in conflict-affected areas of Pakistan can be reduced through a package of community-based strategies integrating maternal child health services and routine immunizations, according to a new study.

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.

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 …

Photo of a baby's milk bottle on a high chair.

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.

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.

SickKids researchers ‘model’ future of precision medicine for rare inherited disorders

March 16, 2021

SickKids study shows promising proof-of-concept for an innovative CRISPR-Cas9 treatment strategy.

Intermittent monitoring of stabilized bronchiolitis is best approach, SickKids-led study finds

March 3, 2021

A SickKids-led randomized clinical trial found intermittent pulse oximetry monitoring of infants with stabilized bronchiolitis is preferred to continuous pulse oximetry monitoring.

Read more about our bronchiolitis research

Study suggests whole genome sequencing should be primary genetic test for patients

January 13, 2016

A new study compared standard genetic testing to whole genome sequencing in 100 patient cases at SickKids and found that whole genome sequencing identified genetic variants that could help with diagnosis in more than a third of the patients.

Going ‘outside the box’ to explain different symptoms in people with the same DNA deletion syndrome

November 9, 2020

Even when genetic conditions can be clearly traced to a root cause in the DNA, how those conditions present can vary. A team from the International 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Brain Behavior Consortium (IBBC), led by SickKids, discovered they needed …

Dr. Jacob Vorstman

SickKids study identifies potential predictor for developing cystic fibrosis for children with an inconclusive diagnosis

November 25, 2021

Researchers have identified for the first time a potential biomarker that could be used as a predictive tool in the care of children with CFSPID, an inconclusive cystic fibrosis diagnosis.

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