Project Description

Illustration&Animation

«Allergies: When the Immune System Backfires»

© NMC, University of Basel

Illustration&Animation

«Allergies: When the Immune System Backfires»

© NMC, University of Basel

Illustrations for an Online Course

What do allergies reveal about our immune system’s capabilities? Learn more about allergy symptoms and treatments on the course «Allergies: When the Immune System Backfires».

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Folk tale representing the cascades

When the immune defense activates different mediators, this may happen with so-called cascades. These are sequences of molecular reactions leading to specific end products and effects. The principle of cascades may be compared to the principle we encounter in a lot of folk tales and stories – such as the one of Jockel who will not cut the oats.

Folk tale representing the cascades

Immunological Memory

Allergen exposures

Allergen exposures

Types of the Immune System