LifeScience explains how the celiac vaccine will work

In September (2018) ImmusanT announced first patient dosed in Phase 2 Trial of the Nexvax2 vaccine, the only disease-modifying  therapeutic candidate in clinical development for patients with celiac. LiveScience.com recently wrote an article describing how this vaccine works.  “An experimental “vaccine” for celiac disease is set to be tested in a new clinical trial to see if the treatment can […] read more

On November 11th, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

ImmusanT Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Therapeutic Vaccine for Celiac Disease

From ImmusanT Press Release 20 October 2018 Cambridge, MA   “CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – October 30, 2018 – ImmusanT, Inc., a clinical stage company leveraging its Epitope-Specific Immuno-Therapy™ (ESIT™) platform to deliver first-in-class peptide-based immunomodulatory vaccine therapies to patients with autoimmune diseases, initiated enrollment in Australia and New Zealand for its Phase 2 RESET CeD study […] read more

On November 1st, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by ,

Your Resource for a Happy, Safe, Gluten-Free Halloween, 2018 (with updated GF Candy Lists)!

Your Resource for a Happy, Safe, Gluten-Free Halloween, 2018 (with updated GF Candy Lists)!

Whether planning to take your kids trick-or-treating, or host/attend a ghostly Halloween bash, check out our Resource Guide for lists of safe gluten-free candy (& also where you can donate leftovers!), craft ideas, as well as frightfully delightful recipes!  HAPPY GLUTEN-FREE HALLOWEEN!   Gluten-Free Candy Lists Celiac Kids Connection at Boston Children’s Hospital AllergicLiving.com  (allergen […] read more

On October 9th, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Popularity of Gluten-Free Diet viewed as a “Double-Edged Sword” by People with Celiac, according to Calgary Study

As many in the celiac/gluten-sensitive community know, the growth in the gluten-free industry has both positive and negative consequences. More gluten-free products are available and many restaurants and bakeries are offering gluten-free options. Great! Unfortunately, some of those gluten-free options are still unsafe for our community if strict cross-contamination policies are not in place and […] read more

On October 3rd, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Autoimmune Psoriatic Arthritis and Celiac Disease

Psoriatic arthritis, an auto-immune condition, occurs in people with psoriasis and can cause painful inflammation of the joints. According to several studies people with psoriatic arthritis are more likely to have celiac disease and may benefit from a gluten-free diet. In a recent article (9.25.18) featured on MedicalNewsToday.com titled “Is there a link between gluten and PsA” […] read more

On September 26th, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s latest Impact Newsletter, August 2018

Check out The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s latest newsletter featuring the following informative articles, among others:   Food Intolerance: An Overview Arsenic and the Gluten-Free Diet Read the newsletter HERE   read more

On August 3rd, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Undiagnosed celiac disease tied to miscarriages and stillbirths

  (Reuters Health, Jun. 29, 2018, 4:34 PM) – Women with undiagnosed celiac disease may be more likely to have miscarriages or stillbirths than women who never get this diagnosis, a Danish study suggests. Once celiac disease is identified and treated with a gluten-free diet, however, women’s risks of pregnancy complications return to normal levels. […] read more

On July 2nd, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

High Prevalence of Celiac Disease among Patients with Iron-Deficiency Anemia

People with celiac disease often present with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) at time of diagnosis. Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the prevalence of celiac disease in patients with IDA and found that approximately 1 in 31 patients with IDA have histologic evidence of celiac disease, justifying the practice of testing for celiac […] read more

On April 24th, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

New research identifies enzyme, possibly paving way for new treatments for celiac

Interesting research from Stanford University, California, on the switching on and off of Transglutaminase 2 (TG2). Researchers identified an enzyme that turns off TG2 which could lead to future treatments for celiac disease. (2.23.18) Stanford University study findings were published in American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ‘s Journal of Biological Chemistry (from article published […] read more

On February 26th, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Biena Chickpea Snacks: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher, Non-GMO, High Fiber & Protein

Poorvi Patodia, the founder and CEO of Boston-based Biena Foods, was on a mission when pregnant to satisfy her craving for healthy snacks and began experimenting with roasting chickpeas in her kitchen. When she finally succeeded in creating a light and crispy version without compromising the protein & fiber content found in whole chickpeas, she knew she had […] read more

On February 13th, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

CeliacCorner and The GFB: Gluten Free Bar Co. wish you a Happy, Healthy National Gluten-Free Day!

Happy New Year Gluten-Free folks! Congratulations to all who have successfully eliminated gluten (or working on it!) for improved health and well-being, whether diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity/wheat allergy or living without it for other reasons. Did you know today, January 8th 2018, is National Gluten-Free Day! So we wish you a happy, healthy […] read more

On January 8th, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

View The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s 2017 Year End Report

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s goal is to find a cure for celiac disease and we wish them well in this endeavor! Open here to view the center’s 2017 Year End Research Report summarizing their progress over the last year and addressing ongoing studies. If interested in donating to help fund their important […] read more

On December 29th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Accurate celiac diagnosis in trial of new blood test

For those who self diagnose as having celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity and give up gluten, blood tests and biopsies considered later to confirm a diagnosis, or rule it out, will not be accurate (gluten needs to be in the system at time of testing). Researchers are now working on a blood test that […] read more

On December 26th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Rates of Clostridium Difficile Twice as High in People with Celiac Disease

Clostridium Difficile (C. Difficile/CDI) is a bacterial infection with symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon (learn more from Mayo Clinic) According to a report published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology (published on-line 31 October 2017), researchers conducted a population-based study finding that people with Celiac Disease are at an increased risk […] read more

On December 23rd, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

ImmusanT Raises $40 million to Support Development of Celiac Vaccine

According to a Press Release dated 14 November 2017, ImmusanT of Cambridge, MA received $40 million in financing to help fund their research into a therapeutic vaccine (Nexvax2) to treat Celiac. Press Release – CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – November 14, 2017 – ImmusanT, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing Nexvax2®, a therapeutic vaccine designed to induce immune […] read more

On December 7th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Celiac Disease Tests Do Not Reflect Ongoing Mucosal Damage, according to meta-analysis

According to a recent meta-analysis of patients with confirmed (via biopsy) celiac disease, the most common tests (serum transglutaminase-tTG and endomysial antibodies-EMA) used to screen for CD as well as monitor healing, are unable to detect persistent small intestinal damage (villous atrophy) in many patients following a gluten-free diet. The researchers concluded more accurate, non-invasive markers of mucosal damage […] read more

On June 7th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Review Study Finds Uncontaminated Oats Appear Safe for Patients with Celiac

Review Study:  Safety of Adding Oats to a Gluten-free Diet for Patients with Celiac Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Clinical and Observational Studies Published on-line: April 18, 2017 Conclusions:  “In a systematic review and meta-analysis, we found no evidence that addition of oats to a GFD affects symptoms, histology, immunity, or serologic features of patients […] read more

On April 26th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Evidence Insufficient to Screen for Celiac Disease in Patients Without Symptoms

[Health Care professionals seem to have differing opinions on whether or not to screen people who do not present with symptoms, for Celiac Disease (CD). A task force looked at whether there was enough evidence to determine whether testing of people without symptoms provided any benefit or harm for patients, their findings were reported by JAMA (The Journal of […] read more

On March 29th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

“Gluten-Removed” Beer May Be Unsafe for People with Celiac Disease

A recent pilot study conducted by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) at the University of Chicago’s Celiac Research Center reveals beer labeled “gluten-removed” may not be safe for the celiac community. “The medical and scientific community has not validated or accepted that these low-gluten or gluten-removed beers are safe because available gluten testing methods have not […] read more

On February 17th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Transverse Myelitis and Celiac Disease

From Article (2.3.17):  Transverse Myelitis and Celiac Disease: The Unusual Pair by Dr Jeffrey Malatack, MD, Associate Editor, Pediatrics   “Transverse myelitis (TM) can be a devastating illness in which a spinal level injury occurs with partial to complete loss of neurological function below the affected spinal level.”  Learn more about the connection between TM and […] read more

On February 6th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by