New CHILD research published in the journal Gastroenterology explores how cesarean delivery and other birth events infuence a baby’s gut microbiome at three and 12 months of age, and how this can increase the risk of allergies and obesity later in childhood. The research …

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AllerGen is pleased to share the news that four Network-affiliated researchers have received awards from Research Manitoba and partners. Drs Meaghan Jones & Jennifer Protudjer receive New Investigator Operating Grants Dr. Meaghan Jones (left), Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics (Medicine), Rady …

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Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) has awarded the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) more than $400,000 to study how COVID-19 is impacting individuals and families across Canada. The funding is in addition to a $1.7 million award (Canadian Institutes of Health Research-CIHR & …

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COVID-19 illustrations by CHILD participants  A two-year project measuring COVID-19 antibody prevalence among Albertan children is underway at the University of Alberta thanks to funding from the Government of Alberta.  The project, part of the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD), received …

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CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) investigator Dr. Meghan Azad has been named winner of the 2020 Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award by the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI). The award recognizes outstanding and innovative research by a young researcher in the first eight years …

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New CHILD research, published in the journal Gut Microbes, has found an association between vitamin D supplementation and specific characteristics of a baby’s microbiome at three months of age. The researchers examined fecal samples taken from 1,157 infants in the CHILD …

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Living close to natural green space can mitigate some of the changes in infant gut bacteria associated with formula feeding, according to new CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) research published in the journal Environment International. “We know that a breastfed infant …

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COVID-19 illustrations by CHILD participants A $1.7 million award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Research Manitoba will allow CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) researchers to study how individuals and families across Canada have been impacted directly by …

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A new video is available in the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) award-winning series. The playfully animated short video, CHILD Cohort Study: New scientific insights into breastfeeding, presents numerous CHILD research findings about breastfeeding and its impact on children’s health and …

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