AllerGen researchers at McMaster featured in Globe and Mail Supplement
Foods that are harmless to most people may trigger anaphylaxis—a sudden, life-threatening reaction – in sensitized (or allergic) individuals. Dr. Manel Jordana and Dr. Susan Waserman, AllerGen investigators and professors at McMaster University, are trying to find out what causes the body’s immune system to respond inappropriately to certain foods, in particular peanuts— the most common cause of food-related anaphylaxis.
In a May 15th special supplement of The Globe and Mail newspaper on allergies and anaphylaxis, the researchers described their investigations into the causes of peanut allergy through experimentation on mice. The article can be read in full here.