Tolerance


This print depicts peanut-allergic immune cells being reprogrammed to be peanut tolerant by probiotics developed in Alyssa Siefert's research during her PhD Thesis at Yale.  This breakthrough has led to a current clinical trial for peanut allergy.  

Do you see the nanoparticles ("nanopeanuts") that induce immune tolerance being gobbled up by the larger cells?  Time for some peanut butter!

 To find out more about this incredible feat, check out: http://thesociablescientist.com/tolerance/    

Photography by Damon Dahlen Photography