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Research Manitoba Announces 2021 Grants & Awards Competition Recipients

  Today, Research Manitoba and partners announced $1.37M in research funding and the recipients of the 2021 Grants and Awards competition. The recipients of the 2021 Grants and Awards Competition are highly qualified trainees and new investigators in Manitoba. These awards enable recipients to prepare and train for their careers as independent researchers in industry…

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“Triple exposure:” Mom eating peanut, breastfeeding and introducing peanut early could help protect against peanut allergy in children

A new study led by researchers at the University of Manitoba and McMaster University has found that eating peanuts while breastfeeding, combined with introducing peanuts to babies before 12 months of age, may reduce the risk of peanut allergy by age five. The study, published in the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease…

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Mom and baby share “good bacteria” through breastmilk

A new study by researchers at the University of Manitoba and the University of British Columbia (UBC) 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 today in Cell Host & Microbe, found…

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Local Scientists at Forefront of COVID-19 Research

CHRIM investigators awarded prestigious CIHR funding to understand impact of COVID-19 Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) is pleased to announce four researchers have received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as part of a $109 million investment to address the health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In today’s funding announcement,…

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Consumption of artificial sweeteners during pregnancy puts offspring at increased risk of obesity

A study of over 2,200 Canadian mothers and babies has shown that the consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy may place children at an increased risk of obesity at age three. The research, published today in the International Journal of Obesity, provides new evidence onthe potentially adverse effects of artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS),…

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Information on Covid-19

The health and safety of our researchers, students, staff and volunteers is our top priority as we continue to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic. We are taking guidance provided through Shared Health and the University of Manitoba, and will provide regular updates to keep you informed and reduce risk. Governments and institutions are taking a wide…

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Improving global health through breast milk

  A $6.5 million grant has been awarded to a University of Manitoba researcher by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a new global health initiative dedicated to breast milk: the International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium. The IMiC Consortium will be led by Dr. Meghan Azad, UM assistant professor in Pediatrics and Child…

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