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Browsing the diagnostics menu for gluten: A better test for coeliac disease?

3:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday 3 April

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The two current ways to diagnose coeliac disease are relatively ineffective and both require patients to eat gluten for a prolonged period. The gold standard duodenal biopsy is expensive, subjective, lacking in sensitivity and is unpleasant for the patient, requiring an endoscopy. Blood tests fair better, but still lack sensitivity. A type of white blood cell, the T-lymphocyte, causes coeliac disease and is unique in altering in each lymphocyte the part of its DNA that determines what the cell can bind and respond to. We reasoned that looking at T-lymphocyte DNA sequences by carefully designed mathematical means might provide a new and better way to diagnose coeliac disease. Here Dr Elizabeth Soilleux presents its success.

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Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Timing: Live Stream
Cost: Free
Theme: Health
Image copyright: Macau Photo Agency

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