L to R: Dr. Dean Befus, Dr. Kelly McNagny, Ms. Jenny Thiele, Dr. Lori Connors AllerGen Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards (MHMA). Three exemplars of mentorship excellence from across the country are …

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New research from the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) has found that babies who were breastfed right after birth, even if only for a few days, had lower blood pressure at three years of age than children who were never breastfed.  The study, published …

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The bacteria in a baby’s gut in the first year of life may be associated with enhanced neurodevelopment at age two, according to recent findings from the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD). The research, published in the journal Gut Microbes, found that boys with …

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The feature documentary film “Let Them Eat Dirt: The Hunt for our Kids’ Missing Microbes,” featuring CHILD research results and CHILD researchers, can now be viewed in its entirety for free online. The film’s creators released it on YouTube on the occasion …

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New research from the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) gives insight into how much tobacco smoke Canadian infants are exposed to, what increases their likelihood of being exposed to smoke, and how researchers can better understand and measure this exposure. Published …

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CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) researcher Dr. Shirin Moossavi has been awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal – Awarded for outstanding achievement at the PhD level from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.  The award is given annually …

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The CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) has launched a new CHILD COVID-19 Rapid Results webpage to share data being collected through CHILD’s COVID-19 add-on study. The data illustrate how the pandemic is affecting the physical and mental health of Canadian families—reporting …

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CHILD Cohort Study Director Dr. Padmaja Subbarao is among 156 accomplished scholars whose new or renewed Canada Research Chair funding was announced today by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. Dr. Subbarao was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research …

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The fungi in a baby’s gut in the first year of life may be associated with allergies later on, according to new findings from the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD). The study, published in mBIO, found that an infant’s gut fungi, …

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Two new publications emerging from AllerGen-funded research provide insight into the relationship between precautionary allergen labelling (PAL – usually employing “may contain…” statements) and the actual allergen content of various Canadian foodstuffs. PAL is widely used in food industries. However, …

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An international panel of food allergy experts and stakeholders has published evidence-informed recommendations for managing food allergies in childcare centres and schools. Published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the research offers guidance for personnel training, stock epinephrine, …

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The contents of a baby’s first dirty diaper may tell us if the child is at risk of developing allergies, according to new CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) research. The study, published in Cell Reports Medicine, found that infants whose meconium was less …

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