CIHR highlights Traffic pollution, Asthma and Genetics (TAG) Study

cihr4In a new web feature, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has highlighted the AllerGen-supported TAG Study as one of seven health-related NCE success stories.

The TAG Study has been led by AllerGen investigators Drs Michael Brauer and Chris Carlsten, has supported several AllerGen trainees, and integrated participants from AllerGen partner institutions including the Karolinska Institute, Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen, Utrecht University, University of Groningen, Simon Fraser University, University of Manitoba, University of Alberta and The University of British Columbia.

The research has generated insights that will help to develop preventive strategies related to childhood asthma and, potentially, new targeted management programs for children with genetic profiles conferring particular risk in relation to air pollution exposure.

A profile of the project, entitled “Understanding asthma risk – Genetic factors may help predict which children will develop pollution-related asthma”, appears on the CIHR’s “NCE Success Stories” webpage.