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dc.contributor.authorMwanza, Mtise
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-28T18:33:03Z
dc.date.available2014-05-28T18:33:03Z
dc.date.created2013-10-18
dc.date.issued2014-05-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/3468
dc.description.abstractIngestion of certain foods results in an adverse immune response to a protein contained therein. This allergic response occurs when the body's immune system mistakenly identifies a protein as harmful when it actually isn't. A small amount of allergy­ causing food can cause severe symptoms or even life­threatening reactions known as anaphylaxis, which could lead to death. It has therefore become increasingly important to develop vaccines that impede an allergic response. Using mice models, our lab worked towards developing a tolerance inducing vaccine that would curb a food allergic response. We utilized various biological and laboratory techniques such as ELISAs, which will be explained during the presentation, to achieve our developmental goal.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectVaccineen_US
dc.subjectImmune responseen_US
dc.subjectAllergiesen_US
dc.subjectELISAsen_US
dc.titleImmunotherapy: Altering the Immune Response to Combat Food Allergic Reactionsen_US
dc.title.alternativeDesigners in the World of Biomedicine, Part 1: Leading the Way to Vaccine and Drug Developmenten_US
dc.date.gradyear2014en_US
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