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,

CHILD spotlighted at national child & youth health summit

AllerGen’s CHILD Study was in the spotlight at the 2018 Sandbox Summit, held April 12 in downtown Toronto. The Study was held up at the event as a success story in an area of social concern where otherwise Canada has

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

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