Author: Marshall Beck

New ResearchSKETCH: New blood test predicts ‘late-phase’ asthmatic response

Recent AllerGen research has identified blood molecules that may help scientists better understand the biology of allergic asthma. AllerGen HQP Dr. Amrit Singh wants you to know more about this discovery, which emerged from research he participated in with AllerGen

New ResearchSKETCH: Can mom’s distress increase baby’s allergy risk?

Recent AllerGen research leveraging CHILD Study data sheds light on the link between a mom’s psychological wellbeing and the immune health of her newborn. AllerGen HQP Liane Kang wants you to know more about this discovery, which emerged from research

AllerGen HQP shine at CSACI

AllerGen Trainees continue to shine at the AllerGen/Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) Poster Competition, winning 11 of the 16 awards granted at the Fall 2017 event. The Competition was held in conjunction with CSACI’s 2017 Scientific Meeting,

New CHILD research: Can breastfeeding help prevent food allergies?

Dr. Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba) and Dr. Jean Marshall (Dalhousie University) have been awarded over $742,000 from CIHR to support CHILD Study research on how breastfeeding can help prevent food allergies. “It is well recognized that breastfeeding is beneficial

CHILD Vancouver thanks its “Junior Scientists”

On February 15, 2018, the CHILD Study’s Vancouver team hosted a celebratory Town Hall at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) to mark the completion of the Study’s clinical assessment of all participating children at five years of age, and to share

Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital associated with longer breastfeeding duration

New findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study show that exclusive breastfeeding during the first few days of life is positively associated with longer-term breastfeeding, while in-hospital formula use is associated with breastfeeding for a significantly shorter duration. Dr. Meghan Azad led

Graduate Student Awards fund innovative asthma research

Asthma Canada and AllerGen are pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of their partnered Graduate Student Research Awards, granted as part of Asthma Canada’s National Research Program. L to R: Danay Maestre-Batlle (The University of British Columbia), Thomas Mahood (University

C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesity

New CHILD Study research has found that overweight and obese women are more likely to have children who are overweight or obese by three years of age—and that bacteria in the gut may be partially to blame. “We know that

CHILD Study awarded over $9M through Genome Canada grant

CHILD Study Director Dr. Padmaja Subbarao with Science Minister Kirsty Duncan at the Ministerial announcement in Toronto on January 23, 2018 Genome Canada, in collaboration with other partners, has awarded over $9 million to a team of top Canadian researchers

Interview videos highlight CHILD research

A January 2018 video interview with AllerGen investigator Dr. Meghan Azad, entitled “Meghan Azad on Studying Chronic Diseases in Children” and produced by the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) Global Working Group, explores Dr. Azad’s work on the developmental

“Direct breastfeeding seems most protective against asthma development”

An article in MD Magazine will help physicians use CHILD Study research on breastfeeding to provide better patient care. The article highlights the finding, published in Journal of Pediatrics in November 2017, that direct breastfeeding in the first three months

Drug allergies mistreated and undiagnosed: new study

A new Canadian study sheds light on drug-induced anaphylaxis—an unpredictable and potentially fatal allergic reaction to medications, about which surprisingly little is known. The findings, published in the open-access journal Immunity, Inflammation and Disease, reveal that drug-induced anaphylaxis (DIA) represents