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

Does your child sleep less than 12 hours over a 24-hour period? Does he or she breathe through the mouth, snore or have pauses in breathing while asleep? New CHILD Study research has examined the impact of an infant’s sleep

Chris Carlsten advocates for the study of complex, real-world exposures in CHEST

Imagine if your allergy or asthma management plan took into account not only the nature of your allergic condition, but also the level of traffic pollution in your neighbourhood, the proximity of your house to an allergen-intensive green space, and

Breastmilk sugars known as HMOs may help prevent food allergies

Findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study indicate that complex sugars in breastmilk, known as human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), may reduce the risk of babies later developing food allergies. “Our research has identified a ‘beneficial’ HMO profile that was associated with a

Study led by CIC Director identifies alternative treatment for mild asthma

Dr. Paul O’Byrne is a co-author on two New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) papers that outline a new approach for asthma treatment. “Poor adherence to asthma medications, particularly inhaled steroids as maintenance therapy, is a major problem across all

Dr. Meghan Azad awarded Canada Research Chair

AllerGen investigator Dr. Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba) is one of 185 individuals across Canada to have received a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the spring of 2018. Dr. Azad’s Tier 2 Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease-constitutes a

Food Allergy Canada promotes improved management of food allergies on campus

On September 15, 2015, the second day of her first year of university, 18-year-old Andrea Mariano died of an anaphylactic reaction after consuming a smoothie that she bought on campus. In response to this tragedy, AllerGen’s legacy partner Food Allergy

Review paper from Jordana-Waserman lab tackles Th2 sensitivity

Foods that are harmless to most people may trigger anaphylaxis—a sudden, life-threatening reaction—in sensitized (or allergic) individuals. DrS Manel Jordana and Susan Waserman, AllerGen investigators and professors at McMaster University, are trying to find out what causes the body’s immune

Happy Momma, Healthy Baby: UNICEF features CHILD Study research

In April 2018, UNICEF Canada, the world’s leading child-focused humanitarian organization, featured CHILD Study research results in a campaign aimed at improving parental leave policies in Canada. The research, led by AllerGen investigator Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj (University of Alberta), was

Building a better nasal allergen challenge: new AR-CIC publication

AllerGen investigator Dr. Anne Ellis (Queen’s University) and her team have produced a clinically validated protocol for conducting nasal allergen challenges (NACs) in clinical trials. The optimized protocol, and its application in a unique cat allergy study, is described in

Infant feeding method influences baby’s gut bacteria, risk of overweight

New findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study indicate that exclusive breastfeeding in early infancy protects babies from becoming overweight by age one. The study involved 1,087 Canadian mothers and infants participating in the CHILD Study and found a 63% increased risk

Chatelaine shares AllerGen, CHILD food allergy research results

A new article in Chatelaine magazine highlights the latest developments in the fight against food allergies, providing national exposure for AllerGen investigators, trainees, partner organizations and AllerGen-supported food allergy research. “How Close Are We to a Cure for Food Allergies?”

World Allergy Week 2018

From 22 to 28 April, 2018, the World Allergy Organization (WAO) is using World Allergy Week (WAW) to focus attention on atopic dermatitis (AD), including the role of food allergy in the condition, quality of life concerns, new treatment options,

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