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Dr. Emily Tam stands in front of a bed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

March 23, 2023

Blood sugar levels in newborns may predict likelihood of brain injury

A SickKids research team has linked high blood sugar levels in the first 48 hours of life with brain injury in infants with neonatal encephalopathy.

Dr. Adam Shlien examines a computer in his lab.

March 20, 2023

Novel machine-learning algorithm creates atlas of cancer with potential as universal diagnostic platform

A new platform developed at SickKids classifies every known major childhood cancer, allowing physicians and researchers to identify specific cancer types faster and more accurately.

Owen Rose stands smiling outside a pool in his backyard, with medical tubes attached to his chest.

March 20, 2023

Coordinated care program helps alleviate burden from families of children with medical complexities

New research evaluates the impact of a paediatric complex care program on the outcomes of patients and families navigating the Ontario health-care system.

Dr. Glenda Courtney-Martin measures nutrients on a scale in the SickKids metabolic kitchen.

March 15, 2023

How SickKids research is unravelling the science of protein quality in plant-based foods

As the world moves to a more plant-based diet, a SickKids dietitian and researcher is contributing to an international protein quality database.

Teen sits leaning against a wall with head in her hand.

March 10, 2023

Suicide-related emergency department visits rose globally among youth during pandemic

SickKids co-led study that represents over 11 million paediatric emergency department (ED) visits across 18 countries furthers understanding of how young people fared during the pandemic.

(left to right) Sheyun Zhao, John Moniakis, and Emily Reddy in masks and lab coats. There is a computer and lab equipment behind them.

March 2, 2023

Equipment and expertise at SickKids flow cytometry core facility supports advancements in cellular research

The SickKids-UHN Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides trailblazing researchers with access to the latest analytical flow cytometers and high-speed cell sorting services.

An illustration of the plasmodium parasite among red blood cells.

February 14, 2023

Naturally occurring antibodies may hold the answer to designing a vaccine for malaria

A global research team uncovered new insights into how antibodies could be used to design a potential vaccine targeting malaria transmission between humans and mosquitos.

Two hearts, one with normal energy production and one, larger, showing an energy production deficiency.

February 13, 2023

Change in how the heart produces energy may be key to preventing heart failure

Researchers find that changes in how the heart produces energy may be the earliest signal of cardiac deterioration.

A man holding a newborn son.

February 6, 2023

Higher paternal preconception BMI linked to childhood growth in male children

In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers find preconception BMI in fathers increases the odds of being overweight and obese in children assigned male at birth.

A scan of a brain stem showing a pattern of brain calcifications.

February 1, 2023

Researchers identify CLDN5 variants as the genetic cause of rare neurogenetic syndrome

A research team has used genetic sequencing to uncover the cause of a rare neurogenetic syndrome.

A worm's eye view of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. The text reads, "SickKids is one of Canada's top 40 research hospitals. #1 for Hospital Intensity. #2 for Researcher Intensity."

January 31, 2023

SickKids continues to rank as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals for 2022

SickKids ranks first for hospital intensity and second for researcher intensity as one of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals.

A group of about 20 people sitting around a table in a boardroom. Many of them have their laptops open or looking toward a large screen at the front of the room that is displaying a presentation slide.

January 26, 2023

SickKids study demonstrates how comprehensive genetic sequencing informs a new standard of cancer care

SickKids Cancer Sequencing (KiCS) program conducts comprehensive sequencing for 300 young patients with cancer in first for Canadian precision oncology.

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