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Macrophages and mesenchymal cells surrounded by a group of gut stem cells

December 5, 2022

Study uncovers relationship between stem cell development and gut microbes in newborn health

New SickKids research identifies key immune and microbial factors in the gut that influence newborn stem cell development, with implications for the treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis.

A graphic showing how a cancerous cell has 3x more RNA output than a normal cell.

November 28, 2022

Researchers develop novel algorithm to unlock role of cellular phenomenon in aggressive cancers

SickKids researchers develop an innovative computational method called RNAmp to measure hypertranscription in human tumours, with novel implications for cancer care.

Greg Wasney stands surrounding by research instruments in the SBC Facility.

November 24, 2022

How one SickKids core facility is breaking down the barriers to scientific collaboration

The Structural & Biophysical Core Facility is a centralized hub of state-of-the-art research instruments and expertise where scientists collaborate to advance paediatric medicine.

November 16, 2022

SickKids scientist receives CFI grant in support of cutting-edge immunotherapy research

Dr. Jean-Philippe Julien receives funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to help guide the design of next-generation immunotherapies.

Discovery Dialogues

November 16, 2022

Discovery Dialogues series goes behind-the-scenes of groundbreaking research discoveries

Dr. Lorne Tyrell joins Dr. Stephen Scherer for the SickKids “Discovery Dialogues” series, taking attendees behind the scenes of groundbreaking research discoveries.

Headshots of the three new and two renewed Canada Research Chairs at SickKids.

November 16, 2022

Five SickKids researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs

Five researchers at SickKids Research Institute were among the latest new and renewed Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Mike Tyers

November 15, 2022

Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Mike Tyers named Highly Cited Researchers for 2022

SickKids scientists Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Mike Tyers have been named to Clarivate’s list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2022.

An outline of a child's face made with a visualized genetic sequence.

November 10, 2022

World’s largest autism whole genome sequencing study reveals 134 autism-linked genes

SickKids-led study sequences the entire genomes of more than 11,000 individuals, offering new insights into the genetics that underlie autism spectrum disorder.

Vina Mohabir

November 3, 2022

From patient to a patient advisor in research: Vina Mohabir

Vina Mohabir shares how her role as a Patient Advisor is part of a movement to transform child health research at SickKids, through patient and family engagement.

Dr. Roman Melnyk presents at the 2022 Proof of Principle competition

November 2, 2022

Seventh annual SickKids gap funding competition advances health-care innovations

This year’s Proof of Principle Funding Competition engaged industry leaders to recognize three innovative projects from SickKids researchers.

Artistic interpretation of  of cancer cell ensheathment on blood vessels.

November 1, 2022

New research rethinks the blood-tumour barrier and identifies novel path to brain cancer treatment

Researchers have uncovered the mechanics of the blood-tumour barrier in a giant step towards treating medulloblastoma.

Person stands leaning on a counter inside a hospital ward.

October 26, 2022

Improving safety in health care by adopting “high reliability” principles used outside of health care

New SickKids research shows that not all principles of high reliability are understood equally by health-care workers.

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