Categorized: Curing Celiac Disease

Will Nexvax2 only work with persons who carry the HLA-DQ2 gene?

Nexvax2 is an experimental vaccine for celiac disease being developed under the lead of Dr. Anderson at ImmusanT. They’re still experimenting with safety and tolerability, so no data is available on efficacy. That said, it’s true that the vaccine is designed to work in persons with celiac disease carrying HLA-DQ2, which is the most common… Read more »

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What does a cure for celiac disease look like?

It will likely be a vaccine, but we don’t yet know whether it will be in the form of a shot or a pill. There are some with the disease who do not respond to a gluten-free diet. For them, especially, finding a cure is an important goal.

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Why do I need a cure when I can simply eat a gluten-free diet?

A gluten-free diet is only a treatment for celiac disease. There are many reasons to find a cure: Fails to heal intestinal damage in more than half of cases Failure increases cancers and osteoporosis. Food labels are complicated. It’s difficult to eat totally gluten-free, 1/100th of slice of bread is toxic. Acute food poisoning can… Read more »

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Why will it take 10-15 years to find a cure?

The time frame is based on a number of things, but basically the money and time that are needed to discover, prove and replicate the cure. The more quickly we raise funds, the sooner we’ll have the resources to find the cure.

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