Author: Marshall Beck

The CHILD Cohort Study and a Baby’s Microbiome video is in a national competition – and you can help us win! Each year, the CIHR holds a competition to select Canada’s top videos that share evidence-based messages relevant to the …

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New findings from the CHILD Cohort Study shed light on the diverse factors that influence human milk fatty acid composition. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that the amount and mixture of breast milk fats …

Fats in breastmilk are unique to each mother Read More »

Being inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is one of the highest honours for Canadians in the health sciences community. CAHS Fellows are recognized for their innovative leadership, research excellence and commitment to advancing academic health science. …

Three AllerGen researchers inducted into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2019 Read More »

AllerGen investigator and pediatric allergist Dr. Edmond S. Chan (The University of British Columbia & BC Children’s Hospital) is the winner of the 2019 Robyn Allen Leadership Award. The award is presented by AllerGen Legacy Partner Food Allergy Canada (FAC) …

Dr. Edmond S. Chan receives Robyn Allen Leadership Award Read More »

A new Canadian study concludes that the procedure known as an oral food challenge (OFC), considered the “gold standard” of food allergy testing, faces several barriers preventing its widespread implementation. The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical …

“Gold standard” food allergy test faces implementation barriers that targeted educational strategies may address Read More »

AllerGen proudly announces the second Call for Nominations and Applications to the Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award (MHMA) program. NEW: These awards are no longer restricted to members of the AllerGen Network. Any Canadian citizen or landed immigrant working in the …

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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, …

Guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need an update Read More »

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 VIDEO: The CHILD Cohort Study and a baby’s microbiome Read More »

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 …

New blood test may let food allergy suspect off the hook Read More »

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 …

Mobile app helps those with hayfever & asthma Read More »

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 …

Allergic to peanuts? Avoidance is safest: new study Read More »

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, …

CHILD Cohort Study profiled in Wave magazine Read More »