Category Archive: Cell Pathology Division

Apr 21 2016

Putting the Brakes on Allergic Response

When you have a chronic allergic disorder, it’s easy to blame the trigger — an early pollen season or furry pet — but the real culprit is your own immune system. Designed to attack foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses, T cells are the immune system’s watchdog to recognize serious threats. But sometimes T cells can be too zealous and set in motion a signaling cascade that can cause allergic reactions to everyday things and even attack your body’s healthy cells by mistake.

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Sep 08 2014

Study Aims to Reveal Novel Drivers of Allergic Disease

Investigators at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are studying the underlying biological features that could be common from one allergic disease to another.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/study-aims-reveal-novel-drivers-allergic-disease/