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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (also known as coeliac disease or celiac sprue) is the name of a condition in which the body’s own immune system reacts to gluten, a protein found in many common foods such as cereal, bread, and pasta. How does celiac disease affect the body? Over time, this immune reaction to gluten damages the […]

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Mice with access to soil have greater resistance to allergies

When mice live in cages with an added earthen floor, it increases their resistance towards allergic inflammations. Close contact with micro-organisms in the soil triggers anti-inflammatory genes in the mice and stimulates their gut microbiota. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have performed the study, which was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Earlier […]