A group of researchers recently published an article in the journal, Pediatrics, detailing the results of a nationwide study conducted in Sweden to examine the link between celiac disease and anorexia nervosa. Over the years, a relationship between the two diseases has been suggested, but analysis has been limited to case reports.
For decades, Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) has advocated for more widespread diagnostic testing for symptomatic celiac disease patients and their first-degree family members (parent, child, sibling) to ease much of the needless suffering caused by the disease.
A research study published in the journal, Science, may have established a link between reovirus and celiac disease. Although reovirus is considered a common and often harmless virus, the study, co-authored by CDF Medical Advisory Board member, Stefano Guandalini, MD, and CDF Research Committee member, Sonia Kupfer, MD, determined that the reovirus, T1L, in some […]
23andMe has been approved by the FDA to offer direct-to-consumer genetic screening for a number of diseases, including celiac disease. Consumers are strongly cautioned to consult their physician
The March 19, 2017 Summit brought patients and consumer advocates together with guideline developers, methodologists, and other stakeholders in the clinical guideline enterprise for the purpose of constructive dialogue and initiation of durable relationships between them.
At the March 9 and 10, 2017 Genetic Alliance Conference, Celiac Disease Foundation worked to determine best strategies to help grow our iCureCeliac® patient registry, and to encourage patients and their family members to engage in the research process to influence the future of celiac disease research toward treatments and a cure.
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.
Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) and the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) are proud to announce Matthew Shale, MD, PhD as the recipient of the Young Investigator Award.