McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Allergies

Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander — or to a food that doesn't cause a reaction in most people.

Mayo Clinic

Peanut Allergy in Children

Video about peanut allergy in children

This video explains the issues when a child has an allergy to peanuts including the potential for an anaphylactic reaction.

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Peanut Allergies in Infancy: To Be or Not to Be Peanut-Free?

Video about peanut allergies in infancy

How oral exposure to peanuts during infancy may be key in preventing sensitization to peanuts through a mechanism known as oral tolerance.

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Peptide Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Peanut Allergy

Peptide immunotherapy video

Presenter: Elizabeth Simms, MD/PhD student (Dec 3, 2013)
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Larché

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Treating Allergies: Production of a Peptide Vaccine

Treating allergies with peptide vaccine video

This video explores the biological foundation for allergies and a promising new treatment known as synthetic peptide immune-regulatory epitopes (SPIREs).

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Related Videos

Development of Asthma

Asthma development video

This video answers some basic questions: how does a person develop asthma? Does the environment or your genes play a role? What is the connection between allergies and asthma?

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Allergen-Induced Asthma

video about allergen-induced asthma

This video explores current advancements in asthma research and suggests that more research is necessary to find a cure.

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Allergic Asthma in Children

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This video provides information for parents whose children have allergic asthma including causes, risks, symptoms and current treatment options for the disease.

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COPD: Bridging the Gap between Science and Clinical Care

COPD science and clinical care video

These two videos explore how COPD develops, how COPD affects patients, role of infections in the progression of COPD and areas for future investigation.

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