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Any Research Being Done?

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 07:37 AM

is there any progress with helping Celiacs in finding a cure, or this pill that ppl would say that they would pay for if it were true?...
b/c they have cured many things in the past and can prevent things from happening too...wat about our conditions?...
does anybody know?
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:35 AM

yes, there is some research, but much of it is being done overseas. there's not a lot of research on it - 'cause there's not a lot of money. but if you've got a few million to donate to the research cause... :lol: it doesn't help that there isn't a huge push to find a pill or something, because we already have a "cure" - the gluten-free diet. (it "cures" the villious atrophy, which is the disease itself. curing the genetic cause of the reaction to gluten, however, will require a lot more work in gene therapy.)
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 06:11 PM

At my last support group meeting a woman was talking about research being done. . .I don't recall it being overseas. . .but it was more abut vaccinations to help lessen reactions. . I think. . .and work to a cure.
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 06:14 PM

Oooooh.....lessen reactions......that sounds GREAT! I'd be leary of a "miracle pill" that allowed the ingestion of wheat, but I think a pill to lessen reactions would be great!......especially since some people get so bad with gluten that they need to go to the hospital..........that's terrific, thanks for sharing, Kristina
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