Focus on Allergy
About This Show
Allergy season may occur once a year, but for many allergy sufferers, the need for therapeutic advances becomes a year-round priority. From asthma to food allergies to immunology, Focus on Allergy keeps you up to date on the latest diagnostic findings and treatments.
Most Recent Episode
Immune Cells: Are They the Key to Better Allergy and Infection Therapies?
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP
Allergies occur when your immune system mistakes a normally harmless allergen for a dangerous invader and moves to destroy it, producing an allergic reaction. What exactly causes this response, and what are the best treatments to combat it? Host Brian McDonough chats with Dr. Avery August, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, about his research regarding how allergens affect the immune system.