Center for Celiac Research & Treatment
The Center for Celiac Research & Treatment is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients with celiac disease, while learning the cause of the disease and finding a cure.
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The Center for Celiac Research and Treatment is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients with celiac disease, while learning the cause of the disease and finding a cure. The Center provides comprehensive clinical care and long-term support for adults and children who suffer from celiac disease. Celiac disease, a genetically based autoimmune disease, affects 1 out of every 133 people in the United States. Learn more about the mission of the Center for Celiac Research & Treatment.
Led by Dr. Alessio Fasano, the Center includes a multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, pediatricians, dieticians and nurses who work together to develop individualized treatment plans for people with celiac disease.
Celiac patients and their families also receive life-style counseling and dietary support to help them avoid foods containing gluten.
Celiac disease research
Through ongoing research and clinical trials, the Center is helping health care professionals to recognize celiac disease and helping celiac patients to better manage their symptoms.
Center scientists are working to develop a cure and an alternative treatment to the gluten free diet. In addition, the Center is investigating possible links between celiac disease and other autoimmune diseases.
Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center
The Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center (MIBRC) conducts basic research in the field of mucosal immunology. Currently, nine primary investigators work on related issues ranging from Salmonella food poisoning to intestinal inflammatory diseases and the associated immune-mediated conditions. Learn more about the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center.
Frequently asked questions about celiac disease including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, long-term effects and more.
Frequently asked questions about gluten sensitivity including how it differs from celiac disease, symptoms, prevalence and treatment.
Information about children and celiac disease, including symptoms at different ages, what to tell your doctor, getting tested, and more.
Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research, speaks with Jules Shepard on The Gluten Free Voice Radio Show to discuss the Center’s future and the move to MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
Prominent celiac disease and gluten sensitivity researcher Dr. Alessio Fasano says he's "confident" that a clinical trial now underway will pinpoint a biological marker, or biomarker, for non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and that discovery should pave the way for the development of diagnostic tests for the condition.
Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research, provides guidance on the use of probiotics in the treatment of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder at autismspeaks.org.
The Center for Celiac Research, under the leadership of Alessio Fasano, MD, has moved from Baltimore to Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) in Boston.
New York Times article features Alessio Fasano, MD, of the Center for Celiac Research & Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
Calling for action on the final steps before implementation of safe gluten-free labeling regulations, Dr. Alessio Fasano joined Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) in an Op-Ed published in the Huffington Post Healthy Living section on April 3.
Transcending the disciplines of microbiology, molecular and cell biology, and physiology, Dr. Alessio Fasano’s research focuses on the mucosal biology of the gut. By focusing on the “cross talk” between enteric pathogens and their hosts, Dr. Fasano’s group has elucidated various organs and cell functions involved in health and disease, including inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.
Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, separates the myths from the realities about the gluten-free diet in this video with Huffington Post science editor Jacqueline Howard.
The Center for Celiac Research & Treatment will celebrate its recent relocation to MassGeneral Hospital for Children at a reception on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical Innovation and History in Boston, MA.
The Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School and the Healthy Villi cordially invite you to join Dr. Alessio Fasano, Dr. Ciaran Kelly and Dr. Alan Leichtner for an evening of champagne and music.
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Center for Celiac Research led efforts for new definition of safety for gluten-free foods.