L to R: Dr. Meghan Azad and Dr. Elinor Simons The CHILD Cohort Study is pleased to announce new roles for Drs Elinor Simons and Meghan Azad as part of the Study’s leadership team, effective February 1, 2021. Dr. Elinor …

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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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The CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) is delighted to announce that Dr. Meghan Azad has been named one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100” by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) for 2020. The awards recognize Canada’s highest achieving women—from all ages, …

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COVID-19 illustrations by CHILD participants Today, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) posted a feature story on their website focusing on CHILD’s COVID-19 add-on study, an initiative led by Dr. Meghan Azad and funded by the CIHR, Research Manitoba …

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The CHILD Cohort Study’s Director, Dr. Padmaja Subbarao, and Co-Director, Dr. Stuart Turvey, have each been appointed leadership roles in major precision health initiatives at their respective institutions. Dr. Subbarao has been named a co-lead, together with Dr. David Malkin, of the …

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Photo: Dr. Kelly McNagny; inset: Samuel Shin.  New research by AllerGen investigators at The University of British Columbia (UBC) has shed light on the development of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) – a recently discovered set of immune cells that are …

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New CHILD research published in the journal Gastroenterology explores how cesarean delivery and other birth events infuence a baby’s gut microbiome at three and 12 months of age, and how this can increase the risk of allergies and obesity later in childhood. The research …

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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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AllerGen is pleased to share the news that four Network-affiliated researchers have received awards from Research Manitoba and partners. Drs Meaghan Jones & Jennifer Protudjer receive New Investigator Operating Grants Dr. Meaghan Jones (left), Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics (Medicine), Rady …

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Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) has awarded the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) more than $400,000 to study how COVID-19 is impacting individuals and families across Canada. The funding is in addition to a $1.7 million award (Canadian Institutes of Health Research-CIHR & …

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