Author: Marshall Beck

Guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need an update

A new study led by AllerGen researcher Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan suggests that treatment guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children should be reassessed, and shows that pre-hospital treatment with epinephrine has the greatest protective effect against uncontrolled allergic reactions. The research,

AllerGen trainee Ryan Huff named Vanier Scholar

AllerGen trainee Ryan Huff has been awarded a 2018-2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, in support of his proposed research project Air Pollution Induces Glucocorticoid Resistance in Humans. “As a previous varsity track & field athlete with mild asthma and severe

NEW VIDEO: The CHILD Cohort Study and a baby’s microbiome

Join us on a journey into the world of a baby’s gut microbiome. Meet some microbial superheroes and learn about how discoveries from the CHILD Cohort Study are helping us to understand allergies, asthma, obesity, and everyday health and wellbeing,

New blood test may let food allergy suspect off the hook

AllerGen researchers, together with collaborators at Harvard Medical School, have demonstrated that an immune cell previously thought to be involved in maintaining lifelong food allergies is likely not the culprit after all. The research, published in the Journal of Allergy

Mobile app helps those with hayfever & asthma

AllerGen investigators contributed to a new interactive app that is helping people with allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and asthma to monitor, understand and better manage their conditions. MASK-air is a free app, available on Android and iOS, that assists patients to

Allergic to peanuts? Avoidance is safest: new study

New research co-authored by researchers out of McMaster University suggests that the risks of oral immunotherapy (OIT) as a treatment for peanut allergy are greater than the risks associated with avoiding peanuts. Dr. Derek Chu, a fellow in clinical immunology

CHILD Cohort Study profiled in Wave magazine

Ilsa Buchholz is one of the almost 3,500 kids participating in the CHILD Cohort Study. Hear about what being a part of CHILD means to Ilsa and her parents, what tests Ilsa undergoes every few years during her clinical visit,

Screen time associated with behavioural problems in preschoolers

Research from the CHILD Cohort Study suggests that among preschoolers, spending two hours or more of screen time per day may be linked to clinically significant behavioural problems. “We found that screen time had a significant impact on behaviour at

AllerGen’s CEO & CHILD’s Founding Director honoured by CTS

On April 11, 2019, at the annual Canadian Respiratory Conference held in Ottawa, ON, both Dr. Diana Royce, AllerGen’s President and CEO, and AllerGen investigator Dr. Malcolm Sears, the Founding Director of the CHILD Cohort Study, were recognized by the

Filtered diesel exhaust worse for allergy-affected lungs than unfiltered

Diesel exhaust from which tiny particles have been filtered out may be more harmful to the lung function of people with allergies than unfiltered exhaust. This may be due to the fact that some particle-depletion technologies, such as diesel exhaust

CHILD Manitoba co-leaders recognized

Co-leaders of the Manitoba site of the CHILD Cohort Study, AllerGen investigators Drs Allan Becker and Meghan Azad, will be recognized by the University of Manitoba later this month for outstanding accomplishments at their respective career stages. Dr. Becker has

New insights into babies’ first week of development

AllerGen investigators Drs Scott Tebbutt and Tobias Kollman, and AllerGen trainees Casey Shannon, Daniel He and Dr. Amrit Singh, are among the co-authors of a breakthrough study, published in Nature Communications in March 2019, that provides new insight into the