A new study by CHILD Cohort Study researchers has found that bacteria are shared and possibly transferred from a mother’s milk to her infant’s gut, and that breastfeeding directly at the breast best supports this process. The research, published in …

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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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Over 15 years as a national Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), AllerGen invested over $51M in 220 research projects; trained 1,763 Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) students and trainees; partnered with 651 organizations across sectors to leverage $128.6M; generated 6,730 …

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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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CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) trainee Sarah Turner has been named a 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient. Sarah is a PhD student in the Max Rady College of Medicine’s Department of Community Health Sciences and in the Children’s Hospital Research …

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Dr. Shirin Moossavi, an early-career researcher with the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) and former AllerGen Network trainee, has been named a 2020 CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow. The Fellowship, valued at $90,000 over two years, is one of Canada’s most prestigious awards …

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The CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) has launched the Sears Undergraduate Summer Studentship – a special training award for an undergraduate university student to work with a CHILD research team for 12 weeks. Faith Kirabo, a student at the University of …

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CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) research was recently featured in the prestigious Lancet Respiratory Medicine – ranked the #1 journal in the fields of critical care and respiratory medicine. The Lancet paper combined findings from population-level data, individual health data available …

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In recognition of his outstanding clinical and research reputation and his contributions to respiratory health, AllerGen investigator Dr. Parameswaran (Param) Nair has been selected to become a Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). His introduction as a Fellow of …

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AllerGen investigator Dr. Christopher Carlsten, an expert in the respiratory and immunological health effects of inhaled environmental and occupational exposures, has been awarded a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) grant to undertake critical COVID-19 research. Dr. Carlsten’s research …

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A new approach to harmonizing food allergy phenotypes could improve genetic research in food allergy, according to an international consortium of experts convened by AllerGen researchers. The authors published their recommendations as a Letter to the Editor in Allergy, the …

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