Right now the only treatment for celiac disease is strict adherence to a gluten-free diet, and there is presently no cure. That fact may change sooner than we think. And with estimates of CD affecting more than 1% of North Americans, this news is significant.
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is working on intensive, cutting edge, focused research to find new treatments and a cure for celiac disease by 2026 – which is just 14 years away!
The center is led by world-renowned celiac disease experts and researchers. Their research team is led by Dr. Bana Jabri, who has contributed to groundbreaking celiac disease research and just might be be the first researcher to create a “mouse model” for CD, which could be potentially lead to the cure.
Watch this video about the mouse model and its importance: http://youtu.be/ozAM9Yd8pWY
The center has carried out over 28 CD research projects over the last decade. In addition, their staff experts have authored or coauthored 44 published celiac disease studies.
What are your thoughts about the possibility of a cure for celiac disease becoming a reality in the near future?
For more information, you can read the article Closer to a Cure for Celiac Disease where leading researcher Bana Jabri, MD, PhD’s interesting discoveries may be key to understanding autoimmune disorders!