Celiac disease is a serious, genetic, autoimmune disorder, and many celiac disease patients have debilitating comorbidities, including cancer, depression and anxiety, and type 1 diabetes, among others. We have long understood that celiac disease patients share common interests with patients of other genetic diseases. These interests include the need for more patient-centered research, realigning government-funded […]
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As part of Celiac Disease Foundation’s expanding effort to give voice to the celiac disease community in important areas of healthcare policy and federal funding for disease research, on March 5 and 6, 2017, Talia Machlouf, CDF’s Director of Advocacy and Research, attended the Digestive Disease National Coalition Public Policy Forum held in Washington, D.C. The forum gathered […]
Celiac Disease Foundation, in partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine, and CDF Board member Dr. Michael S. Karp, Chief of the Division of Geriatric, Hospital, Palliative and General Internal Medicine, is proud to launch a pioneering celiac disease training program for Internal Medicine residents. This program is made possible […]
ImmusanT, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company, has announced that Nexvax2®, an immunotherapy drug designed to protect celiac disease patients from gluten exposure, has successfully completed a Phase 1b clinical trial and is advancing to a Phase 2 trial. Currently, strict, lifetime adherence to a gluten-free diet is the only disease management protocol for celiac disease […]
In 1992, M.N. Marsh published a study aimed at measuring degrees of change seen in the structure of intestinal villi under microscopic scrutiny. Villi are finger-like projections which line the intestinal walls; their thin walls and large surface area are what allow for efficient absorption and digestion of nutrients. In patients with celiac disease, the […]
In addition to improving treatments and finding a cure for celiac disease, iCureCeliac® is helping researchers appreciate the realities of living with celiac disease, helping to influencing what they choose to research and why.