L to R: Drs Hein Tun & Anita Kozyrskyj (photo taken pre-COVID) New research published in the journal Gastroenterology has found an association between caesarean-section (C-section) birth and intestinal microbiota changes and peanut sensitivity in infants. The study also found the effect to …

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New research by AllerGen investigators Drs. Manel Jordana and Susan Waserman and their team at McMaster University has demonstrated that blocking a key pathway involved in the allergic response can fully protect against anaphylaxis. The article was published online in …

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Eating eggs daily during pregnancy is associated with a child’s risk of developing food allergies, according to preliminary research from the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD). Using data from over 3,400 Canadian mothers and their babies, the researchers found that children …

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A pilot study has shown that an experimental vaccine for cat allergy can reduce the systemic immune response and symptoms of allergic rhinitis in individuals allergic to cats, including nasal congestion, sneezing, nasal itching and runny nose. The vaccine, called Cat-PAD …

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Walter and Maria Schroeder The CHILD Cohort Study and McMaster-based AllerGen investigators studying food allergy will be beneficiaries of a generous donation made to McMaster University in support of allergy research. Part of the donation of $10M made by Walter …

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A new study led by CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) researchers has found that eating peanuts while breastfeeding, combined with introducing peanuts to babies in their first year, may reduce a child’s risk of peanut allergy by age five. The study, …

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There is a significant increase in the incidence of peanut and unknown nut anaphylaxis among children at Halloween and Easter, according to a new Canadian study published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The study evaluated the average daily …

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A new approach to harmonizing food allergy phenotypes could improve genetic research in food allergy, according to an international consortium of experts convened by AllerGen researchers. The authors published their recommendations as a Letter to the Editor in Allergy, the …

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Anaphylaxis to peanut has significantly decreased in children over the past six years, according to a new Canadian study that measured anaphylaxis rates for the nine most common food allergens. “Our study showed a significant decline in the number of …

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Dr. Derek Chu has been awarded the prestigious CAAIF-CSACI-AllerGen Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship. This $250,000 award enables a newly trained Canadian allergist and immunologist to pursue advanced research and establish a combined career as a clinician and an academic researcher. …

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