Category: Investigator news

Pet exposure during early life affects infant gut microbiota

Owning a cat or dog might be a good thing when it comes to reducing the risk of childhood allergies and obesity, according to new findings from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study. The research, published in the

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AllerGen authors on 2016 Science Book Awards shortlist

Let Them Eat Dirt, a book based on research into how the microbes in our body contribute to our lifelong health, is on the shortlist for the 2016 Science in Society General Book Award. AllerGen investigator Dr. B. Brett Finlay

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New microbiome book highlights AllerGen research

A new book, describing the “seed-and-feed” process by which a baby’s gut microbiome is established, features AllerGen investigator Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj and her research using CHILD Study data. Written for the general public, Your Baby’s Microbiome: The Critical Role of

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CHILD Study in The Economist

The Economist magazine highlights the CHILD Study in its February 25, 2017, issue. The article, “Four good bugs,” profiles research led by AllerGen investigator Dr. Brett Finlay of The University of British Columbia, which looks at the relationship between gut

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Malcolm Sears: CHR Researcher of the Month

“An innate curiosity, rugged determination, keen power to intuit observations, and capacity to think and act outside the box”–these are a few qualities of AllerGen Research Leader Dr. Malcolm Sears highlighted by Canadians for Health Research (CHR) as they honour

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Study finds GO train riders exposed to high level of diesel exhaust

A study co-authored by AllerGen investigator Dr. Greg Evans, a University of Toronto professor of chemical engineering and director of the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR), has found that passengers travelling in diesel-powered commuter GO trains risk

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Dr. Malcolm Sears, Dunedin Study featured in documentary series

AllerGen Research Leader Dr. Malcolm Sears is featured in a 2016 documentary series chronicling the lives of 1,037 people born in Dunedin, New Zealand during 1972-73. The series, Predict My Future: The Science of Us, reveals the fascinating findings from

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Dr. Michael Kobor appointed to BC Leadership Chair

AllerGen Research Leader Dr. Michael Kobor, a Professor of Medical Genetics and Canada Research Chair in Social Epigenetics at The University of British Columbia, has been appointed to the Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development. The Chair provides

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AllerGen investigators honoured by CSACI

Two AllerGen investigators were honoured at the Awards Dinner of the 2016 Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) Annual Scientific Meeting held September 29 – October 2, 2016, in Montreal, QC. Dr. Bruce Mazer (McGill University) received the

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AllerGen Research Leader heads major urban health project

AllerGen Research Leader Dr. Jeffrey Brook is Scientific Director and Nominated-Principal Investigator on a new five-year, $4.16 million Operating Grant from the CIHR’s Environments and Health Signature Initiative. The project, CANadian Urban Environmental (CANUE) Health Research Consortium, aims to advance

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Dr. Bruce Mazer named interim head of RI-MUHC

AllerGen investigator Dr. Bruce Mazer has been designated Interim Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). His appointment will be effective from October 1, 2016, until a new Executive

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AllerGen’s Scientific Director appointed as Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow

Dr. Judah Denburg, Scientific Director and CEO of AllerGen, was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) at the CAHS Annual General Meeting in Montreal on September 15, 2016. Election to fellowship in the CAHS

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