Celiac Disease Health Center

Researchers are currently working on new ways to diagnose celiac disease. One way is through a capsule endoscopy - a capsule containing a tiny video camera that records images of the small intestine. This could possibly eliminate the need for an intestinal biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.

Additionally, researchers are studying a combination of proteins that aid chemical reactions in the body called enzymes. It might be possible to change gluten to keep it from causing an adverse reaction before it enters the small intestine by combining the right enzymes.

Scientists are creating educational materials for standardized medical training to raise awareness among health care providers. Their goal is to facilitate earlier diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease.

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June 13, 2012
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July 23, 2014
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