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Scientists Making Fibers (fabric) Out Of Wheat Gluten

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I'm sure that this is just something that isn't going to go much further than research, but you never know.

I was looking on Pubmed to see what the latest was and came across this:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...l=pubmed_DocSum

Here's the copy and paste:

Biomacromolecules 2007 Feb

Novel protein fibers from wheat gluten.Reddy N, Yang Y.

Department of Textiles, Clothing & Design, and Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0802, USA.

Protein fibers with mechanical properties similar to those of wool and better than those of soyprotein and zein fibers have been produced from 100% wheat gluten. Wheat gluten is a low cost, abundantly available, and renewable resource suitable for fiber production. A simple production method has been developed to obtain high-quality wheat gluten fibers, and the structure and properties of the fibers have been studied. Wheat gluten fibers have breaking tenacity of about 115 MPa, breaking elongation of 23%, and a Young's modulus of 5 GPa, similar to those of wool. Wheat gluten fibers have better tensile properties than soyprotein- and casein-based biomaterials. In addition, the wheat gluten fibers have resistance similar to that of PLA fibers to water in weak alkaline and slightly lower resistance in weak acidic conditions at high temperatures.

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If they ever start marketing this fabric, I'm going to pitch such a fit. With all the things we have to call about this would just be too much. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I thought you guys would get a kick out of this.

Scary...

Nancy


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That sure is interesting. One thing to make clothing out of it. Hopefully they don't plan to use it in the medical field, like for stitches or bandages. That could be a really scary thought.

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This whole thing is an eye opener for me.....soy, casein, gluten. :o:blink:

Hopefully this won't go anywhere.

They need to have truth in labeling for clothes now too. :P:lol:


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Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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I'm sure that this is just something that isn't going to go much further than research, but you never know.

If they ever start marketing this fabric, I'm going to pitch such a fit. With all the things we have to call about this would just be too much. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I thought you guys would get a kick out of this.

Scary...

Nancy

Well you know Nancy, if they ever do diagnose all the people who do have Celiac,what are they going to do with all the wheat that we don't eat...Hmmmmmm? :lol:

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Well you know Nancy, if they ever do diagnose all the people who do have Celiac,what are they going to do with all the wheat that we don't eat...Hmmmmmm? :lol:

That's TRUE!!! I never thought about that...

Welcome to the board, by the way. :D

Nancy


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That's TRUE!!! I never thought about that...

Welcome to the board, by the way. :D

Nancy

Thanks for the welcome. :)

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:o Don't be so sure it won't go further than research. I am a spinner. As in-I spin fiber on a spinning wheel to make thread/yarn. I, myself have bought soysilk & cornsilk fibers. Fortunately the fiber shows/shops label very clearly the content. We are very picky people. ;) I will keep an eye out for this one (to avoid). High quality fiber is very expensive. Ranging from a few $ per ounce to about $85 per ounce & cheap sources of high quality fiber are always in demand.

Watch out! My experience has been they first introduce new fibers in bed linens & women's clothes.

What next? :unsure: ,

Deb


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1979 w/ IBS (atypical) & idiopathic epilepsy

1980's acid reflux, chronic appendicitis

1991 chronic severe pain (thought to be related to injuries & compensation for injuries)

1995 gallbladder surgery

2003 exzema (not responsive to treatment)

2006 pain put me into electric wheelchair

Recurrent depression & anxiety (1975-2006)

Diagnosed w/ Celiac Disease Feb. 2007

I am currently off of all seizure & pain meds & doing GREAT! I am walking w/o even a cane. Sleeping in regular bed now w/ lots of pillows, but back on reflux meds.

Low Gluten since June 2006 (by accident) gluten-free since Feb. 2007

Other problem foods: Shellfish/iodine, dark green leafy vegtables, ie: spinach, tunip (greens as well as the root) I can cheat a little w/ spinach if it is raw. I love it in salads. Caffeine is also problem(fibroid cystic disease) & Nutrasweet causes me to have seizures.

Mother of 3. One w/ celiac disease & lactose intollerant, one non-sympomatic (allergic to blueberries, red #3 & red #33) & one thanking God he is adopted (though he is diabetic). I also care for toddler who is allergic to gluten, peanuts & soy. She is also lactose intolerant.

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I saw this research months ago in another forum and I find it unbelieveable. I know it will happen, the fact that it is still going on means it will happen. Just like using corn to make ethanol for fuel for cars. It's been in the process for years now and it does work. Maybe, with any luck, it will be years before it is perfected. I know I would be in trouble with clothing made of wheat, I break out in hives when wheat touches my body. The fact that wheat is one of the top 8 allergens should be enough reason to not persue this.


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just when I thought we had all the bases covered they think up wheaten clothing line....

since I am not celiac (hubby is) does that mean if I get hungry I can eat my blouse?

But seriously, this is not good....the last thing we need to worry about is gluten-free clothing.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Not to stray off-topic, but...

It's a shame that they continue to brainwash the entire population of the planet - trying to make us all believe that cannabis is some horrable plague to be wiped off the face of the Earth. In fact, it is an incredibly versatile plant. I mention this here because hemp can be used to make numerous products besides rope, including paper, and yes, even clothing. It's very strong and durable, and is a cheap, renewable source of high quality fiber. Not to mention the fact that the drug we've all been told is so bad is one of the least toxic of all the illegal drugs. Apparently some ground has been gained in the medical field though, as a few states are beginning to recognize its effectiveness as a pain reliever where all other pharmaceuticals fail. Plus its not only safer, but less addictive than many other drugs.

So instead of using something we already have, they go and create something highly allergenic :angry: I've little doubt it's gonna end up in tablecloths and in our undies...


A spherical meteorite 10 km in diameter traveling at 20 km/s has the kinetic energy equal to the calories in 550,000,000,000,000,000 Twinkies.

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I just read an article in our paper yesterday about the trials that are being conducted using marijuanna as a fuel, along the lines of ethanol. Fascinating...could drive my car, take deep breaths and feel my migraine disappearing...

Not too long ago someone who was quite scientifically in the know posted about the study of wheat as a fuel, as well. Would breathing in these gas fumes cause a glutening reaction for us? :huh:


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diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

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Actually this is more than a little scarey. I have seen research, sure wish I had bookmarked it, that they are thinking of using these fibers as sutures. After all they are natural. And they would eventually be dissolved into the tissue. There may also be uses of this fiber in patches and 'sheets' that could be placed over wounds or internally. I am off to do a bit more looking into what I found before and will be back and place the research links when I find them.


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Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

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Not too long ago someone who was quite scientifically in the know posted about the study of wheat as a fuel, as well. Would breathing in these gas fumes cause a glutening reaction for us? :huh:

Oh, now there's a death stroke for the human race - toxic atmosphere. So besides the holes in our intestines, they want to put holes in the ozone layer with gluten too...

Can Man even get any more stupid?


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I seriously just felt a chill run down my spine.


Patti

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"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Found a sort of understandable link. Most were very technical stuff but I have given a short excerpt along with the address

http://www.ics.forth.gr/bioloch/docs/Bioloch_BMML.pdfju

"Starch is a biopolymer present as minute granules in the

roots, seeds, and stems of a variety of plants, including corn,

wheat, rice, barley, and potatoes. It is composed of two

components: amylose, which is a linear polymer consisting

of D-glucose units joined by R-1,4 glycosidic bonds, and

amylopectin, which is a highly branched polymer with a

molecular weight that can reach tens of millions.48 Starchbased

blends have been widely used in several biomedical

applications as they offer the possibility of obtaining very

distinct structure/properties combinations, varying the synthetic

component of the blend, processing methods, additives,

and reinforcement materials.49-51 Resulting applications cover

a wide range of fields, such as tissue engineering scaffolds,49

bone cements,50 hydrogels for the controlled release of

drugs,50 and bone substitutes in the orthopaedic field.51"


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Not to stray off-topic, but...

It's a shame that they continue to brainwash the entire population of the planet - trying to make us all believe that cannabis is some horrable plague to be wiped off the face of the Earth. In fact, it is an incredibly versatile plant. I mention this here because hemp can be used to make numerous products besides rope, including paper, and yes, even clothing. It's very strong and durable, and is a cheap, renewable source of high quality fiber. Not to mention the fact that the drug we've all been told is so bad is one of the least toxic of all the illegal drugs. Apparently some ground has been gained in the medical field though, as a few states are beginning to recognize its effectiveness as a pain reliever where all other pharmaceuticals fail. Plus its not only safer, but less addictive than many other drugs.

So instead of using something we already have, they go and create something highly allergenic :angry: I've little doubt it's gonna end up in tablecloths and in our undies...

Dear RiceGuy,

It is so interesting you mentioned this! I get this naturopathic doctor's newsletter, and one article in it recently found out this guy had a reaction to polyester! He got brain fog and felt strange. How scary is that? Marijuana and hemp has a lot of uses. I think it should be allowed as treatment to relieve symptoms of cancer patients. About ten years ago, a friend of mine was diagnosed with Stage 4 Leukemia. If it had not been for taking marijuana pills, he would not have been able to tolerate the chemotherapy or radiation. The best pharmacy is nature's pharmacy. I think that is the real reason they would not legalize it. The government cannot put patents on natural substances. As Kevin Trudeau says, it is all about the money! They do not care if they cure us!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

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Oh, now there's a death stroke for the human race - toxic atmosphere. So besides the holes in our intestines, they want to put holes in the ozone layer with gluten too...

Can Man even get any more stupid?

Yep, the thought process goes something like this;

We have a grain that is proven to be toxic in 1% of the population, let's see how many more ways we can introduce it into their environment. :blink:


John

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positive endoscopy 2/07

colonoscopy with benign polyps 2/07

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This just makes me even more glad that my wife and I have pure linnen bedsheets, and only ever wear pure cotton or cotton linnen blends. Being hippies has advantages!

They'll still find a way to get us...


I'm really just here about my wife. Its all her fault!

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This just makes me even more glad that my wife and I have pure linnen bedsheets, and only ever wear pure cotton or cotton linnen blends. Being hippies has advantages!

They'll still find a way to get us...

Dear Kyalesyin,

I am glad to be a hippie too! After all of the scary things you hear about with this synthetic crap they market, we should be thankful cotton exists. Of course, they will probably find some way to mess it up, too. They just cannot leave things alone! Whatever happened to natural? Does it even exist anymore?

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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Dear Kyalesyin,

I am glad to be a hippie too! After all of the scary things you hear about with this synthetic crap they market, we should be thankful cotton exists. Of course, they will probably find some way to mess it up, too. They just cannot leave things alone! Whatever happened to natural? Does it even exist anymore?

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

I found out the other week that they've 'improved' the recepie for our favourie Lindt chocolate- with wheat! Talk about PMS tantrums multiplied by a million. I had to duck and cover.

Natural does exist though- best place to look for it is farmer's markets I find. The Cornish Soap store, Dartmoor gluten-free, all of that.

There is also the Irish Linnen store that visits Plymouth once I year. I save up specially.

You ever get funny looks when you tell people that you'd prefer to do something naturally?


I'm really just here about my wife. Its all her fault!

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Well you know Nancy, if they ever do diagnose all the people who do have Celiac,what are they going to do with all the wheat that we don't eat...Hmmmmmm? :lol:

I think they should investigate making gas from wheat.....it works for me. <_<


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I found out the other week that they've 'improved' the recepie for our favourie Lindt chocolate- with wheat! Talk about PMS tantrums multiplied by a million. I had to duck and cover.

Natural does exist though- best place to look for it is farmer's markets I find. The Cornish Soap store, Dartmoor gluten-free, all of that.

There is also the Irish Linnen store that visits Plymouth once I year. I save up specially.

You ever get funny looks when you tell people that you'd prefer to do something naturally?

Dear Kyalesyin,

It sounds like they have a better handle on it where you live. There is a place called www.gaiam.com that has some nice natural stuff. They sell pajamas, rugs, furniture, air purifiers, etc.

I do get a strange look when I talk about healthy food, and natural items. People look at you like they are on an acid trip or something.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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Hi :mellow:

If I'm not mistaken, Boise State University had a program that investigated the use of wheat as a fuel source, and students built vehicles to run on it, as well as several other crops.

About the fabric and sutures, would not one only have a reaction to gluten if it reached the small intestine? I was diagnosed something like 6 or 7 years ago (18 September 2001), and haven't been back to a doctor in around 5 years, so my information could be out of date or degraded :unsure:

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wouldn't wheat sutures make you awfully itchy if you have skin reaction to wheat/gluten? Couldn't that set off an infection?


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Just handling wheat flour makes my wife break out in hives, and she touched it by accident. We had it washed off within inmiutes. I dread to think what sleeping on something like that all night would do, considering that her hands are the most resiliant area in terms of DH


I'm really just here about my wife. Its all her fault!

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