The Lazarus Laboratory

Toronto, Ontario, Canada &

Video of a presentation given January 16, 2014

The use of antibodies to treat autoimmune disease

In this presentation high school students will first be introduced to the immune system. We will discuss how the immune system is organized and how it functions in healthy individuals.  We will then discuss the role of antibodies in the immune system and delve into how they can help protect us from infectious diseases like the common cold or strep throat. We will then introduce the concept of autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, type I diabetes) discussing how they can affect our body and how they are treated. Finally, we will focus in on antibodies as therapeutics in autoimmune disease with an emphasis on IVIg. 

Dr. Lazarus' part of the presentation starts at about 7min 40sec.