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    Jefferson Adams earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,000 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in biology, anatomy, medicine, science, and advanced research, and scientific methods. He previously served as Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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    Dyani Barber
    Yes, it is the holiday season, and back online for 2010 are the Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease: http://www.komar.org/cgi-bin/christmas_webcam
    Once again, three live webcams and X10 technology allows web surfers to not only view the action, but also *control* 20,000+ lights. New this year is the Santa Plane, Santa Helicopter, and even Santa Skiing down my roof ... which can all be inflated/deflated in addition to the giant 12' Santa, 15' Santa Balloon, Elmo, Frosty Family, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Homer Simpson - D'OH! 
    The website is totally free (and totally fun) and is one of my zany ways of raising awareness & soliciting donations for Celiac Disease - http://www.celiaccenter.org/news_xmas.asp - my two sons have this condition, so it's personal for me. If folks are so inclined, you can make an optional donation directly to the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research. Over $50,000 has been raised with ... holiday lights - pretty wild.
    While people around the world (157 countries last year) enjoy seeing the lights ON, environmentalists will be happy to know that they can turn the lights OFF with a click of the mouse. Better yet, this is the 7th year I'm using Wind Power and even though that is "clean" energy, I even did a Carbon Offset contribution for the 0.6 Tons of CO2 for the ~MegaWatt-Hour of power consumed - that's about the same as *one* cross-country airline trip. Finally, by providing viewing via webcam, you don't need to burn fossil fuels by driving around to see Christmas lights ... Al Gore would be proud!  
    But HEY, the couple of bucks a day in electrical costs are well worth the joy it brings to people (especially the kids) when they see the display in person and/or on the web. There's even a Hi-Def option, so gather your family around the large screen and open up some Eggnog as the chestnuts are roasting on an open fire.
    So surf on by, tell your friends, Blog/Facebook/Tweet/spread the word.
    Merry Christmas and HO-HO-HO! 


    Jefferson Adams
    BioLineRX Announces Trial of New Celiac Drug
    Celiac.com 01/31/2014 - Drug company BioLineRx has announced trials of BL-7010, a drug for treating celiac disease. BL-7010 is a new, non-absorbable, orally available polymer with a high affinity for gliadins, the immunogenic proteins present in gluten that cause celiac disease.
    BL-7010 is intended to treat celiac disease by sequestering and effectively masking gliadins from enzymatic degradation and preventing the formation of immunogenic peptides that trigger the classic adverse immune reaction.
    The BL-7010 is then excreted with gliadin from the digestive tract, preventing the absorption of gliadin into the blood.
    The overall effect is to significantly reduce the immune response triggered by gluten. According to BioLineRX, pre-clinical studies have shown BL-7010 to be both safety and effective.
    BioLineRX's Phase 1/2 study is a two-part, both single and repeated, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose escalation study of BL-7010 in up to 32 patients.
    The main goal is to gauge the safety of single and repeated increasing doses of BL-7010 in well-controlled celiac disease patients.
    They also hope to assess the results of systemic exposure, if any, of BL-7010 in the study patients.
    Source:
    Wall Street Journal Online

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 07/30/2014 - Seattle resident and former Starbucks employee Dan Belliveau has launched what might be the perfect startup for a city steeped in coffee culture.
    Belliveau’s, working with the company, Coffee Flour, has developed a way to mill the cherry pulp waste into a gluten-free, protein-rich flour. The process involves taking the cherry pulp that remains when coffee factories separate the fruit from the bean, and milling the pulp into a gluten-free flour.
    Belliveau was working as a local supply chain consultant when he hit upon the idea of using the coffee bean waste to make gluten-free flour. He has since teamed with another former Starbucks employee, Ken Poppe, now the U.S. country head for the Invention Development Fund (IDF) at Intellectual Ventures. Poppe helped Belliveau to raise the capital to turn his idea into a business reality.
    "That's where IV started to take an active role in terms of doing lab analytics and creating a patent strategy so he's protected," Poppe said.
    What do you think? Would you try gluten-free flour made from the husks of coffee beans?

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