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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.
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.
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.
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.
October 27, 2022
Nurse Seetha Padmanabhan celebrates 50 years at SickKids
This month marks 50 years since Nurse Seetha Padmanabhan, who was the primary nurse for conjoined twins Nida and Hira Jamal, first joined SickKids’ Nursing team.
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.
October 21, 2022
The bridge is back! Progress continues on the Patient Support Centre
Over the past few months, crews worked to erect the new pedestrian bridge over Elizabeth St. that will connect the Atrium to our future Patient Support Centre.
October 19, 2022
SickKids scientist Dr. Jayne Danska named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women
Dr. Jayne Danska has been selected by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women.
October 17, 2022
SickKids researcher Dr. Sheena Josselyn elected to National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Sheena Josselyn, Senior Scientist in the Neurosciences & Mental Health research program, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
October 14, 2022
Recognizing Lori Ives-Baine, the nurse who guides patients’ families through their grief
As Grief Support Coordinator at SickKids, Nurse Lori Ives-Baine supports families that are preparing for, experiencing and grieving the loss of a child.
October 12, 2022
Happy Emergency Nurses Day to the nurses that provide urgent care to SickKids patients
Meet Anjelica, a Clinical Support Nurse who works in the Emergency Department at SickKids.
October 11, 2022
Biomarker for severe food allergy could help individualize allergy care
SickKids research finds low levels of an enzyme in the blood could be used to predict which children may experience a severe food allergy reaction.