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SickKids study looks at the impact of micronutrient supplementation on gut health in young children in a global context

December 7, 2021

New research by SickKids addresses the growing problem of global childhood malnutrition by looking at how supplementing micronutrients can impact gut health in young children in a global context.

Micronutrients shown at a microscopic level.

SickKids-led research determines predictors of severe outcomes following opioid intoxication in children and youth

March 25, 2022

Exposure to fentanyl and being over the age of 10 were found to be top predictors of severe outcomes following opioid intoxication in an international research collaboration led by SickKids.

Dr. Yaron Finkelstein headshot

UHN-SickKids cancer research discovery leads to industry acquisition

March 23, 2022

A cancer research discovery made at the University Health Network and SickKids is behind an acquisition last year of Trillium Therapeutics, a UHN-SickKids start-up.

Three staff stand together outside.

Five SickKids researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs

November 16, 2022

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.

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

From patient to a patient advisor in research: Vina Mohabir

November 3, 2022

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.

Vina Mohabir

Study confirms efficiency of app that quickly assesses risk of cancer predisposition syndromes in children with cancer

October 8, 2021

A screening tool developed at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and SickKids is able to differentiate between a low or high likelihood of having a cancer predisposition syndrome in children and youth with cancer.

Evidence grows for iron deficiency screening in childhood

January 7, 2020

One study details the known association between iron levels and cognitive function, and identifies a new threshold in blood tests that could guide more effective clinical intervention. The other is the first health-economic analysis of potential …

Photo of Sarah Carsley and Patricia Parkin at SickKids

Huntington’s disease-causing DNA repeat mutations reversed in the lab

February 27, 2020

Scientists reveal the ability to reverse repeat mutation length in the brains of a mouse model with Huntington’s disease. The team discovered a compound that targets the unusual DNA structure and was shown to reverse repeat expansions with …

Christopher Pearson hold up a DNA scan in the lab

SickKids’ Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta awarded 2021 Roux Prize for public health achievement

September 8, 2021

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta was named the recipient of the 2021 Roux Prize, recognized for his research and public policy contributions to global maternal and child health and nutrition.

Innovative ultrasound technique developed by SickKids and Sinai researchers enables earlier detection of placental diseases

May 5, 2021

Placental diseases are often implicated in stillbirths and serious illnesses of newborns, making early detection critical.

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