Celiac Disease

Discussing the latest advances in celiac disease

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May 10th, 2016

Ultra-short Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Celiac disease primarily affects the small intestine, which is about 25 feet long. When celiac disease affects the duodenal bulb, the topmost part of the duodenum, it is diagnosed as ultra-short celiac disease. A recent study, published in Gastroenterology, found that a single biopsy of the duodenal bulb significantly increases the diagnostic yield for celiac […]

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Tags: celiac disease, duodenum, Gastroenterology, Joseph Murray, ultra-short celiac disease


December 16th, 2015

The Pathways to Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

What are the pathways that lead to celiac disease? Although celiac disease is characterized by damage to the small intestine, the actual process is quite complicated. In a recent paper published in Gastroenterology, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., examines the mechanism that leads to tissue destruction during the progression of celiac disease. Read the full paper online here. […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Gastroenterology, Joseph Murray


September 11th, 2015

Is Larazotide Acetate the Answer to Leaky Gut?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

One of the early consequences of celiac disease is that the gut becomes permeable, allowing access of gluten molecules into the immune system. Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., talks about the investigational drug, Larazotide Acetate, that was developed in a clinical trial to reduce this leakiness or permeability. The study has been published in Gastroenterology. Maintaining a […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Gastroenterology, gluten, Joseph Murray, larazotide acetate, leaky gut


July 17th, 2014

A Pill for Celiac Disease?

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses a recently published article in Gastroenterology about a pill for the treatment of celiac disease.   For decades, celiac disease has been treated solely by a gluten-free diet. This proof-of-concept paper shows that a digestive enzyme engineered to specifically break down gluten proteins seems to be effective at preventing damage of […]

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Tags: AGA, celiac disease, enzyme, Gastroenterology, gluten free diet, Joseph Murray, pill


June 13th, 2014

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Fructan

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses a journal article published in Gastroenterology about non-celiac gluten sensitivity. The results of the study show non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a misnomer that should be labeled as a wheat intolerance to fructan. About three years ago, a group from Australia published a paper saying there was non-celiac gluten sensitivity. This study […]

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Tags: celiac disease, fructan, Gastroenterology, gluten, gluten sensitivity, Joseph Murray, non-celiac gluten sensitivity


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