By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

Is a cure for celiac disease on the horizon? The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center believes so and their goal is to find it by 2026.

For this goal to be met would mean everything to 1 in 100 Americans suffering from celiac disease but making it happen will be challenging.

“this goal requires coordinated effort, intensive research, and adequate funding.”

The Celiac Disease Center at the University of Chicago is led by world-renowned celiac disease experts and researchers working on ground-breaking research into celiac disease.

Their research team, led by Dr. Bana Jabri, hopes to be the first to create  a mouse model of celiac disease, which they say would be a critical step in developing the cure for celiac disease.

“This model will allow us to better understand the pathogenesis of celiac disease and develop and test new therapeutic options.”

There have already been several genetic modifications introduced, which have led to gluten intolerance in mice. Additional genetic alterations are currently being incorporated. This will hopefully allow the research team to create a mouse model of celiac disease that reproduces the human disease.

Check out the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s site for more information on this amazing research and their quest for a mouse model.

Could we really have a cure for celiac disease in 14 years time?

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/