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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.

SickKids joins global experts in call for stillbirth prevention in new Lancet research series

January 19, 2016

The Lancet’s Ending Preventable Stillbirth Series was developed by 216 experts from more than 100 organizations in 43 countries. The research provides compelling evidence of the preventability of most stillbirths.

Largest international study of rare childhood brain cancer shows early molecular diagnosis and aggressive therapy could improve patient outcomes

October 22, 2021

SickKids researchers offer new insights into the features of ETMR brain tumours and outline potential guidelines for testing and treatment approaches.

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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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Five women in science who are shaping child health research at SickKids

February 11, 2022

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, learn about five women in diverse roles that support child health research at SickKids, and their insights on pursuing a career in science.

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Researchers uncover new leukemia cell invasion pathway into central nervous system

January 19, 2022

A route by which leukemia cells enter the central nervous system discovered by SickKids and UHN researchers offers new insights that could lead to more targeted treatment options for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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Cracking the genetic code: SickKids researchers develop new method to classify genetic variants

March 1, 2022

A new study from SickKids published in Nature Biotechnology details a novel genome-editing strategy using CRISPR technology to better understand genetic variations.

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SickKids-led research uncovers potential immune-based therapy for difficult to treat childhood cancers

January 27, 2022

Immune checkpoint inhibitors may help treat some childhood cancers that are resistant to more common cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta receives prestigious Gairdner Foundation award for work in maternal-child health

April 5, 2022

Dr. Bhutta receives the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in recognition of global health research and interventions in the ‘first 1,000 days’ of life.

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