Celiac Disease Foundation has announced that it has partnered with the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) to award a three-year, $150,000 grant to support young investigator research in celiac disease. This grant, which will begin with awards in 2016, will focus on finding cause and treatment for celiac disease sufferers.
A new innovation from the biotechnology company Biomedal introduced a process to help monitor gluten intake for those attempting to adhere to a strict gluten-free diet (GFD). The test is sensitive enough to detect gluten consumed between four and six hours after consumption of gluten for up to two days after ingestion of a substance […]
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) holds its Annual Meeting October 6-8, 2015, bringing together members of the PCORI community, including Celiac Disease Foundation as a member of the PCORI Community Engaged Network for All (CENA) Patient-Powered Research Network. The two-and-a-half-day conference will update stakeholder communities on the highlights of the PCORI research portfolio, including […]
For many years, certain enzyme supplements have been touted to be able to help those with celiac disease digest gluten. As oral supplements, these enzymes are marketed to assist with breaking down the protein in gluten that those with celiac are usually unable to digest. However, a study conducted by Janssen et al, demonstrated that […]
A common symptom of patients with undiagnosed celiac disease (CeD) is nutrient deficiency. When CeD patients consume gluten, it triggers the immune system to attack the microvilli of the small intestine, causing them to flatten and lose function. Microvilli are hair-like structures that assist with the absorption of vital nutrients and vitamins needed to lead […]
Celiac Disease Foundation is proud to have been a funder and to participate on the Steering Committee for the FDA Gastroenterology Regulatory Endpoints and Advancement of Therapeutics (GREAT3) workshop. Conceived by Dr. Sonia Kupfer of the University of Chicago and CDF Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Daniel Leffler of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, GREAT3 […]
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved nearly $142.5 million to support the ongoing development and expansion of an ambitious new resource for health research known as PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
The 16th International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS 2015) was held June 21-23, 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic. The largest international gathering of physicians, dietitians, researchers, and academics in the field of celiac disease, ICDS 2015 included scientific, clinical and patient forums focusing on the latest developments. REPRESENTING YOU To ensure that your voice and the […]
Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when taken as a supplement, can help establish a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut. For many, the word bacteria often carries a negative connotation; however, bacteria play a crucial role in maintaining normal GI function and protecting the body from infection. Although there is no evidence-based research to […]
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune condition triggered by gluten that causes the body’s immune system to attack itself, damaging the small intestine. A wide range of symptoms can occur in different individuals, including but not limited to: unexplained iron-deficiency anemia, fatigue, bone or joint pain, arthritis, seizures or migraines, abdominal bloating and pain, and […]