Tag Archives: Research

The Avalanche of New Mercury-Autism Studies

-by Mark Geier, MD, PhD & David Geier July 24, 2010 Dear Everyone: We wanted to share with you the avalanche of new mercury-autism studies published yesterday in the peer-reviewed literature. Yesterday, there were six studies published in one day that implicate a causal role for mercury exposure in autistic disorders. (1) Sorting Out the Spinning of Autism – Heavy ...

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Does the severity of celiac disease symptoms correspond with degree of villous atrophy?

Editor’s note: The study below, investigating whether the degree of villous atrophy (intestinal damage) correlates with the symptoms that are presented, found they do not. Therefore, more research is needed to find out why symptoms do not correlate with the degree of intestinal damage. The pathologic range of villous atrophy seen on small intestinal biopsies ranges from severe (total villous ...

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Toxic Trio Identified as the Basis of Celiac Disease

ScienceDaily (July 22, 2010) — Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have identified the three protein fragments that make gluten — the main protein in wheat, rye and barley — toxic to people with coeliac disease. Their discovery opens the way for a new generation of diagnostics, treatments, prevention strategies and food tests for the millions of people worldwide with coeliac ...

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Intestinal Gluten Receptor Is Gateway for Celiac Disease

    THURSDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) — Researchers believe they have finally answered a basic question about the cause of celiac disease — where in the body does the wheat protein gluten enter one’s system? A study published in the July issue of Gastroenterology identifies the CXCR3 receptor in the intestine as a gluten gateway. When people with celiac ...

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Alba Therapeutics Announces Enrollment of Its First European Patient in Global Phase IIb Study

  PRESS RELEASE Milestone Marks the First Time a European Patient with Active Celiac Disease has Enrolled in a Clinical Trial for an Investigational Medication from Alba Therapeutics Last update: 8:22 p.m. EST Nov. 11, 2008 BALTIMORE, Nov 11, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Alba Therapeutics Corporation announced today that for the first time, a European patient with active celiac ...

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Scientists uncover further steps leading to celiac disease

Contact: Sally Webster s.webster@qmul.ac.uk 44-207-882-5404 Queen Mary, University of London Scientists who last year identified a new genetic risk factor for coeliac disease, have, following continued research, discovered an additional seven gene regions implicated in causing the condition. The team, lead by David van Heel, Professor of Gastrointestinal Genetics at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, have ...

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