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SickKids leading medical breakthroughs in child health

Behind the doors of The Hospital for Sick Children’s (SickKids) state-of-the-art Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL), more than 2,000 researchers, trainees and staff are collaborating and conducting cutting-edge research to tackle some of the toughest challenges in child health. Read more... Read more >

Baycrest announces plans for first-of-its-kind brain health facility in Canada

Baycrest researchers remain at the forefront of leading the fight to prevent dementia. Baycrest shared its plans on the launch of The Kimel Family Centre for Brain Health and Wellness, a unique research and care facility that will be a shining example of what is possible in the realm of brain health and aging. Read […]... Read more >

Research Hospitals make Ontario Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter

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Physicians and researchers partnering to improve care in Northern Ontario

Physicians at Health Sciences North (HSN) are collaborating with researchers at the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) to improve care for patients and families in Northern Ontario and across the province. Read More.... Read more >

Using Kingston-made technology to uncover the brain effects of kidney disease

Kidney disease doesn’t just affect a patient’s body, it’s hard on their brain too – but no one really knows to what extent. New research at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is offering intriguing insights into the kidney-brain connection that could change the way that kidney disease is assessed and treated in future. Read the […]... Read more >

Health tech developed in Hamilton is bridging the gap between hospital and home

Imagine having a major surgery and being able to go home only days later. We know that people recover better in their own surroundings, where they’re most comfortable. But, there’s also a higher risk of complications in the first month after surgery. How do we reduce this risk to ensure people don’t end up back […]... Read more >

Donor lungs with hepatitis C safely transplanted to patients at UHN

Donor lungs from individuals infected with hepatitis C have been successfully transplanted into 10 patients at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. This success could mean 1,000 more lungs would be available for North Americans in need of a transplant. Click Here. ... Read more >

North American first: Sunnybrook studies scalpel-free brain surgery to treat depression

Each year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness and, at some point in their lives, about 24 per cent of adults will experience an episode of major depression. For the first time in North America, researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are investigating the safety and effectiveness of using […]... Read more >

Research shows that preemie babies do better when families are involved in care

An international study led by Sinai Health System researchers shows that a Family Integrated Care model of treating the tiniest and most fragile babies helps improve the wellbeing of both children and parents. Read the full story on the Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter blog.... Read more >

Ontario is Home to 20 of 40 Top Canadian Research Hospitals

Toronto, November 9, 2017 – Ontario research hospitals are among the largest drivers of health research in Canada comprising half of the country’s top research hospitals, according to a new report published today by RE$EARCH Infosource. The report, Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2017, shows that twenty of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals are Ontario-based […]... Read more >