Friday, April 17, 2009

Celiac Disease Vaccine Studies to begin in Australia~

I just learned that an experimental vaccine designed to mute the autoimmune response to gluten in patients with celiac disease is being tested in Australia, starting this month, April 2009.

The article sounds very interesting and hopeful. Evidently, the point of the vaccine would be to induce autoimmune tolerance to gluten, so the celiac patient's body would not react in the usual manner and no damage would be inflicted on the small intestine.

Let's stay tuned and hope for some successful results.


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