Celiac Disease

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May 10th, 2016

New Drug Shows Promise for Celiac Patients

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

So far, treatment for celiac disease has been limited to a gluten-free diet, but as clinicians and researchers understand more about the causes of this disease, it has opened up many avenues for development of new treatment. There are at least 3 drugs that have shown hints of promise in small clinical trials, and larazotide acetate […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Joseph Murray, larazotide acetate, Phase-3 clinical trial


April 11th, 2016

Following Opportunity: Dr. Joseph Murray, Recipient of the NUI Galway 2016 Alumni Award

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

NUI Galway, in Ireland, ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world recently presented the Alumni Awards, recognizing individual excellence and achievements among the University’s more than 80,000 graduates worldwide. Amongst an impressive roll call of outstanding graduates who have gone on to honour their alma mater, Dr, Joseph Murray, M.D. received the […]

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Tags: awards, celiac disease, Joseph Murray, NUI Galway


December 23rd, 2015

New Year. New Name. New Opportunities.

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

In their continuing pursuit for cure, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has announced that the foundation has changed its name to Beyond Celiac. “For the past decade, our primary goal was to increase awareness to ensure the undiagnosed could receive an accurate diagnosis and reclaim their lives and health,” said Alice Bast, President and CEO […]

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Tags: Alice Bast, Beyond Celiac, celiac disease, cure, NFCA


November 21st, 2015

FDA Proposes ‘Gluten-Free’ Labeling Requirements for Fermented, Hydrolyzed and Distilled Foods

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

New rules for gluten-free labeling have been proposed for producers of fermented, distilled or hydrolyzed foods and beverages, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced this week. According to an FDA media release, this would apply to products such as “yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, cheese, green olives, vinegar, and FDA regulated beers.” This follows the FDA’s 2013 gluten-free […]

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Tags: distilled foods, FDA, fermented foods, gluten-free labeling, hydrolyzed foods


October 28th, 2015

A Review of Treatments Available for Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

A gluten-free diet is central to the management of celiac disease, and has historically been the only treatment, although several potential therapies are now under development. In a paper published in Gastroenterology Reports, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., reviews the current landscape of new treatment approaches, and where these are in the development pipeline. Read the […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Gastroenterology Reports, gluten free diet, Joseph Murray, treatment


September 17th, 2015

Trends and Racial Differences in Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

A recently published article in The American Journal of Gastroenterology explores the racial disparities in the prevalence of celiac disease, and a growing trend among people without celiac disease who avoid gluten. Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., explains the main take-aways of the article: The prevalence of celiac disease in the general US population of adults aged 50 years and older […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, celiac disease, gluten free diet, Joseph Murray


August 15th, 2015

Can Enzymes Help Celiac Disease Patients from Gluten Exposure?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

For patients with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is the only treatment option currently. The diet requires total elimination of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, which when ingested can cause an autoimmune reaction, resulting in mucosal damage to the small intestine. Joseph Murray, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic shares his expertise with […]

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Tags: celiac disease, enzyme, gluten free diet, Joseph Murray, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness


August 14th, 2015

Relatives, Spouses of Celiac Disease Patients at Risk for Autoimmune Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert, Joseph Murray, M.D., talks about a recent study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, which found that relatives and spouses of individuals with celiac disease are at an increased risk of non-celiac autoimmune diseases. Read the full article online here. For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease Dr. […]

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Tags: autoimmune disease, celiac disease, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Joseph Murray


August 3rd, 2015

Mining for ‘Gold’ in Human Faeces

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses recent research, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, which examines the identification of a gluten-degrading enzyme as a potential novel treatment for celiac disease. Researchers examined bacteria in stool samples of healthy people, and characterized enzymes made by bacteria that adapted to eat or degrade gluten. […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, celiac disease, gluten, Joseph Murray, microbiome


July 20th, 2015

Increased Rates of Pregnancy Complications in Women with Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses one of the largest women’s health studies, published in the Annals of Gastroenterology that examines the risk of pregnancy complications in women with untreated celiac disease. Although celiac disease is associated with intestinal disorder, it is important to note that that it can impact the […]

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Tags: Annals of Gastroenterology, celiac disease, Joseph Murray, pregnancy complications


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