Dr. Meghan Azad was interviewed by CTV News Winnipeg about the CHILD Cohort Study in celebration of it's tenth anniversary. "The CHILD database is something that really could never be replicated and we are only at the tip of the iceberg", states Dr. Azad, "There are so many samples still in the freezer that will probably hold secrets that will cure diseases or answer big questions using technologies that don't even exist yet today". Watch the full video here.
MILC experts shared key discoveries on current human milk and lactation research at the CHRIM Child Health Research Days (CHRD) Public Event on October 5 to support National Breastfeeding Week. Attendees engaged in a discussion about the role of infant nutrition in development, health and wellbeing; health-equity challenges and support for breastfeeding; breastfeeding/chestfeeding trends and lactation education; and more. The event had 179 registrants from 15 countries! Stay tuned for a link to the recording.
Dr. Meghan Azad and co-authors published "Breastfeeding and the developmental origins of mucosal immunity: how human milk shapes the innate and adaptive mucosal immune systems" in Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. Their review explains how different components of human milk influence development of the innate and adaptive mucosal immune systems in breastfed infants. [PDF] Tweetorial here!
The CHILD Cohort Study has developed infographics & lay summaries of Key Discoveries including those focused on Breastfeeding; many of these discoveries were made by our team! Each breastfeeding infographic received input by the Azad Lab and MILC Club. All infographics accompany a full web story and JPG or PDF for download and sharing. Check them out at Key Discoveries – CHILD Cohort Study (childstudy.ca)!
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