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What we fund - research
Every cure begins with research. Yet the majority of health research focuses on adults, leaving too many unanswered questions about disorders affecting children. We need science to continue moving pediatric medicine forward. Thanks to generous community support, there are more than 200  researchers at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute working to increase knowledge about childhood disease, develop new and better drug therapies and eradicate disease for future generations. With your help, our scientists can help ensure that more children live longer, with fewer lasting side effects and to their fullest potential. Investment in research today will change children’s lives for many years to come – here and around the world.

What we fund - Research, Zebra FishTropical fish help researchers discover new treatments for kids with epilepsy

Knowing that zebrafish are 80% genetically similar to humans and possess many of the same biological pathways, scientists at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) have successfully bioengineered hundreds of these tiny tropical fish to mimic symptoms experienced by children with epilepsy.

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What We Fund - DNA ResearchInnovative Test Offers New Hope

Thanks to community support for new state-of-the-art technology, children in our community will be among the first in the country to benefit from rapid DNA sequencing in a hospital setting. That means families whose children have undiagnosed disorders may soon have answers in weeks, rather than years.

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What we fund - research imagingBrain Imaging Research

Over the past few years, generous community donations from people like you have helped our hospital acquire state-of-the-art imaging technology, including the 3Tesla Magnetic Resonance Image scanner (3T MRI) - equipment that is so impressive, it’s helping attract new scientists to Calgary and positioning our hospital as an emerging leader in pediatric brain research.

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Owerko Centre.pngOwerko Centre

The Owerko Centre has been designed to enable greater collaboration and innovation for researchers focused on brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum and attention deficit disorders (ASD/ADHD). Construction of the lab was made possible thanks to a generous gift from Calgary philanthropists, Stan and Marge Owerko.

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