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Landmark SickKids-led study offers new understanding of outcomes for children and youth with Alagille syndrome

September 22, 2022

In the largest study of its kind, SickKids researchers have described the natural history of Alagille syndrome, providing a more complete picture of how the liver disease progresses in childhood.

A child holding a plastic model of a liver

Preliminary findings shared from COVID-19 child mental health research study

December 7, 2020

70 per cent of children and youth surveyed reported worse mental health during the initial spring lockdowns.

SickKids and U of T researchers demonstrate drug stimulation of neural stem cell repair may lead to promising impact on treatment of childhood brain injury in survivors of brain cancer

July 27, 2020

 SickKids researchers have shown that metformin, a common drug used to treat type-2 diabetes, could one day be used to repair brain injury.

Scans of a brain

SickKids scientists discover novel genetic contributors to autism

July 27, 2020

Breakthrough SickKids study of thousands of repetitive DNA “wrinkles” identifies previously hidden genetic alterations for the first time.

Ryan Yeun

SickKids research students share their passion for global child health on International Youth Day

August 13, 2019

Research students at SickKids Centre for Global Child Health discuss their research and how they hope to contribute to a brighter tomorrow through advancing global child health.

Obesity rising faster in rural areas than cities: new study

May 15, 2019

Obesity is increasing more rapidly in the world’s rural areas than in cities, according to a new study of global trends in body-mass index (BMI).

Dr. Stephen Scherer appointed Chief of Research at SickKids

June 14, 2021

SickKids is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Scherer to the position of Chief of Research.

Basic science research is indispensable for future medical discoveries

May 27, 2016

Drs. Lynne Howell and Perrin Baker give their perspective on the importance of basic scientific research to make future medical discoveries.

Pipette in a research lab

Survey highlights challenges of caring for infants and toddlers during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 26, 2021

A survey of over 2,000 families across Canada revealed struggles to find information and support in caring for their young children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SickKids contributes to early childhood development in the new Lancet research series

October 6, 2016

The Lancet’s three-paper series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale, involved collaboration among 45 authors from 22 global institutions, including Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Tyler Vaivada from SickKids Centre for Global …

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