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Michelle Harkness Awards recognize Mentorship Excellence Canada-wide

(29 October 2021)

CHILD Cohort Study releases new COVID-19 Rapid Results data

(21 June 2021)

Makeup of fungi in baby’s gut may influence allergies at age 5

(7 June 2021)

New international recommendations for managing food allergies in childcare centres and schools

(5 May 2021)

A newborn’s dirty diaper may help predict allergy risk

(29 April 2021)

Phthalate exposure in house dust during baby’s first year associated with later asthma risk

(31 March 2021)

A mother’s prenatal egg intake may influence her child’s food allergy risk

(22 March 2021)

Peripheral blood analysis shows benefit of peptide immunotherapy for cat allergy

(8 January 2021)



“Triple exposure:” Mom eating peanut, breastfeeding and introducing peanut early could help protect against peanut allergy in children

(16 December 2020)

Birth factors influence infant gut microbiome and risk of childhood obesity and allergies

(1 October 2020)

Nut anaphylaxis risk increases among kids at Halloween and Easter

(21 September 2020)

Alberta funds COVID-19 antibody testing among Edmonton children in CHILD Cohort Study

(10 September 2020)

Influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby’s gut microbiome

(18 August 2020)

Mom and baby share “good bacteria” through breastmilk

(10 July 2020)

Living close to natural green space benefits gut bacteria of urban, formula-fed infants, study shows

(9 July 2020)

CHILD Cohort Study awarded $1.7M to study impacts of COVID-19 on Canadian families

(25 June 2020)

Falling childhood asthma rates linked to declining use of unnecessary antibiotics

(17 June 2020)

Consumption of artificial sweeteners during pregnancy puts offspring at increased risk of obesity

(4 May 2020)

Peanut anaphylaxis declining in children, though overall rate of food-related anaphylaxis still a concern

(22 April 2020)

Food allergy prevalence stable in Canada

(7 April 2020)

Mom’s depression in late pregnancy may impact baby’s immune system

(3 March 2020)

Exposure to cleaning products in first 3 months of life can increase risk of childhood asthma

(18 February 2020)

CHILD Cohort Study researchers awarded $2M to study microbial causes of asthma

(31 January 2020)



Air pollution exposure in early pregnancy linked to infants' risk of developing allergies

(20 December 2019)

$250,000 Fellowship award advances Canadian food allergy research

(12 December 2019)

Even infants at low risk of peanut allergy should eat peanut early

(28 November 2019)

Fats in breastmilk are unique to each mother

(7 October 2019)

Gold standard food allergy test faces implementation barriers but solutions possible

(1 August 2019)

Guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need an update

(30 May 2019)

New method to analyze blood shows immune cell rare; likely not involved in food allergy

(2 May 2019)

Screen time associated with behavioural problems in preschoolers

(17 April 2019)

Filtered diesel exhaust may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more than unfiltered exhaust

(12 April 2019)

Infant sleep duration associated with mother’s level of education, prenatal depression and method of delivery

(22 February 2019)

Allergic reactions frequent in children undergoing milk oral immunotherapy

(21 February 2019)

Breastmilk microbiome linked to method of feeding

(13 February 2019)



Suboptimal, inconsistent treatment for anaphylaxis due to unknown cause

(20 December 2018)

Graduate Student Research Awards continue to support exceptional students

(30 October 2018)

Is food allergy a disability and how does this affect Canadian schools?

(22 October 2018)

“Every feed counts”: Breastfeeding may protect against obesity in early life

(24 September 2018)

Household cleaners may cause obesity in young children

(17 September 2018)

Life-saving epinephrine underused during anaphylaxis outside of hospital, study finds

(6 September 2018)

Instagram promotes positive attitudes towards breastfeeding

(28 August 2018)

CHILD Study finds maternal depression higher among certain ethnic minorities

(7 August 2018)

Lung Clearance Index a sensitive marker for infants at risk for asthma

(2 August 2018)

Infants who sleep less may have lower cognitive and language skills by age two

(9 July 2018)

Breastmilk sugars may help prevent food allergies

(3 July 2018)

Infant feeding practices influence a baby’s gut bacteria and risk of becoming overweight

(4 June 2018)

Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital associated with longer breastfeeding duration

(7 March 2018)

Graduate Student Research Awards fund innovative asthma research

(26 February 2018)

C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesity

(22 February 2018)

CHILD Study researchers awarded $9.1M toward search for asthma clues in dirty diapers

(23 January 2018)

Drug allergies mistreated and undiagnosed

(2 January 2018)



AllerGen investigators contribute to asthma genetics discovery

(22 December 2017)

Microbial “signatures” in first 100 days of life may protect against asthma

(19 December 2017)

Food-induced anaphylaxis common among children despite adult supervision | L’anaphylaxie alimentaire est fréquente chez les enfants malgré la surveillance d’un adulte

(11 December 2017)

Asthma in infant boys may eventually be preventable

(27 November 2017)

Study finds asthma and food allergies predictable at age one

(15 November 2017)

Stress in pregnancy may affect a baby’s immune system

(10 November 2017)

Asthma risk lower with direct breastfeeding

(30 October 2017)

New genetic clue to peanut allergy

(10 October 2017)

Breastmilk hormones may help prevent obesity in infants

(20 September 2017)

Study: Eating peanut while breastfeeding and early peanut introduction may help protect against peanut allergy in children

(12 September 2017)

Asthma Canada Announces New Graduate Student Research Awards in Partnership with AllerGen NCE Inc.

(11 July 2017)

CHILD Study researchers uncover immune status “shift” during healthy pregnancy

(11 July 2017)

CHILD Study team to study how prenatal artificial sweetener intake affects infant weight

(28 June 2017)

CHILD Study data to support new research into child lung health

(28 June 2017)

What saliva says about stress

(26 June 2017)

CAAIF-AllerGen Research Fellowship supports immune research in asthmatic women

(9 June 2017)

Study finds delayed food introduction increases risk of sensitization

(8 June 2017)

Can breastfeeding help protect babies from wheezing?

(2 May 2017)

Pet exposure during early life affects infant gut microbiota

(7 April 2017)



Over half of Canadian alternative medicine clinics offer unproven allergy/asthma services, new AllerGen study finds

(20 December 2016)

AllerGen awards $250,000 for advanced allergy research

(5 December 2016)

New U of S Immunotherapy Technique Holds Promise for Curing Food Allergies

(26 October 2016)

Dr. Judah Denburg appointed as Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow

(16 September 2016)

Rare immune cells key to fibrosis in Crohn’s disease

(2 September 2016)

UAlberta study shows infants do better on developmental tests when their mothers consume more fruit during pregnancy

(25 May 2016)

Consumption of artificially sweetened beverages in pregnancy influences infant BMI

(9 May 2016)

Asthma Society of Canada Announces 3rd Recipient of the Bastable-Potts Asthma Research Award

(6 May 2016)

CHILD Study researchers to study environment’s impact on chronic diseases

(2 May 2016)

Increasing cases of anaphylaxis among children | Les cas d’anaphylaxie connaîtraient une hausse chez les enfants

(21 April 2016)

New research links infant wheezing to long-term health

(8 February 2016)



Government of Canada confirms funding for world-class allergy, genes and environment research to 2019

(17 November 2015)

New estimates of food allergy prevalence in Canada

(29 October 2015)

Antibiotic use during birth affects infant gut microbiota

(13 October 2015)

Four gut bacteria decrease asthma risk in first 100 days of life

(30 September 2015)

Dr. Paul O’Byrne inducted as Fellow of CAHS

(21 September 2015)

PanAm visitors can monitor their air pollution exposure

(14 July 2015)

Asthma Society of Canada announces “Clearing the Air” award for leadership in health research

(12 May 2015)

Environmental-exposures study tracks more than 3,200 Canadian babies

(5 May 2015)

Exposure to air pollution in the first year of life increases risk for allergies

(4 May 2015)

Infant gut bacteria and food sensitization: associations in the first year of life

(4 March 2015)



AllerGen awards $250,000 for advanced allergy research | AllerGen accorde 250 000 $ à la recherche avancée sur les allergies

(2 October 2014)

AllerGen launches first globally-accessible allergy and asthma molecular network database

(30 September 2014)

National study finds fewer food allergies among new immigrants and Canadians with low education

(9 September 2014)

Early-life shifts in gut microbes can increase susceptibility to inflammatory lung disease

(18 August 2014)

CIC investigators test new drug for allergic asthma

(03 July 2014)

AllerGen-Stanford collaboration advances food allergy research

(17 June 2014)

Hamilton Researchers Discover New Potential Antibody Treatment for Asthma

(20 May 2014)

Dr. Michael Brauer Receives the Inaugural Bastable-Potts Asthma Research Prize from the Asthma Society of Canada

(8 May 2014)



Allergy and asthma researchers receive prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

(24 Sept 2013)

AllerGen researchers find infant gut bacteria is influenced by delivery and feeding methods and may have long-term health effects

(11 Feb 2013)

AllerGen Awards $250,000 Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship Award

(8 Jan 2013)



AllerGen Investigator’s Environmental Research Featured in CBC’s Marketplace episode Burned

(30 Nov 2012)

World Allergy Organization calls for integrated approaches to patient care as the global burden of allergic diseases and asthma continues to rise to epidemic proportions

(16 Apr 2012)

AllerGen NCE Receives $36.5 million for Allergy, Genes and Environment Research to 2019

(23 Mar 2012)



Innovative online anaphylaxis course receives national training awards

(11 Nov 2011)

AllerGen Announces $250,000 Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship Award Winner

(11 Apr 2011)

Canadian and International Researchers uncover causes of peanut allergy

(11 Mar 2011)

Nunavut population may provide additional clues to understanding environment-health link

(4 Mar 2011)

AllerGen-funded research findings inform government decision to update Canadian food labelling regulations

(25 Feb 2011)



Financial barriers may be increasing the number of visits to the emergency room 
for kids with asthma Canadian study is the first to identify how challenges related to medication costs affect asthma control in children

(2 Dec 2010)

Across the World Today, People are Making Every Breath Count

(14 Oct 2010)

AllerGen-Funded Researchers Part of Team to Complete Most Comprehensive Genetic Study of Asthma to Date

(22 Sept 2010)

Leading Canadian Allergy Experts Reveal Plan to Better Understand Anaphylaxis

(20 Sept 2010)

Breakthrough Canadian Allergy Prevalence Data Published

(19 July 2010)



AllerGen and partners award $153,850 for Research Fellowships that promote allergic and immune disease research

(4 Aug 2009)

AllerGen awards $11 million to fund asthma and allergy research

(30 July 2009)



Government of Canada and AllerGen NCE Inc. Invest $12 Million to Improve the Health of Children Suffering from Asthma and Allergies

(6 June 2008)



AllerGen and international partners join forces to fight allergic disease epidemic

(25 May 2007)