A new study may explain why people who do not have celiac disease or wheat allergy nevertheless experience a variety of gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms after ingesting wheat and related cereals. The findings suggest that these individuals have a weakened intestinal barrier, which leads to a body-wide inflammatory immune response.
Findings from the study, which was led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), were reported in the journal Gut.
"Our study shows that the symptoms reported by individuals with this condition are not imagined, as some people have suggested," said study co-author Peter H. Green, MD, the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at CUMC and director of the Celiac Disease Center. "It demonstrates that there is a biological basis for these symptoms in a significant number of these patients."
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Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait.
They believe the wolverine is the same one that eight years ago became the first documented in the area since the 1920s.
Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, set up the remote cameras in the Tahoe National Forest after officials at a field station sent him photos in January of unusual tracks in the snow near Truckee.
'They were definitely wolverine tracks,' Stermer told the Sierra Sun newspaper.
Wolverines, a member of the weasel family that look like a small bear with big claws, once were found throughout the Rocky Mountains and as far west as the Sierra.
An estimated 250 to 300 wolverines survive in remote areas of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state, according to wildlife officials.
Prior to the 2008 sighting, scientists were convinced fur trapping during the early 1900s had wiped out the species in California.
Source: Rare wolverine filmed in the Sierra Nevada believed to be first one in the area since 1920s
A man who carried out a knife attack at London’s Leytonstone Underground Station last year has a history of mental illness and believed Tony Blair was his guardian angel, a court has been told. Lawyers defending Muhiddin Mire, 30, told the Old Bailey that their client had experienced paranoid schizophrenia for several years before attacking […]
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House prices in Britain have continued to rise in the wake of the Brexit vote, a report says. British house prices have risen at their fastest annual pace in four months in July at 5.2 percent, according to Nationwide, whose latest survey showed average prices edged up 0.5 percent from June alone. Economists had expected […]
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What if organizers and volunteers joined forces to run a nationwide campaign to replace today’s corporate-owned congress — all at once? Yes, one sweeping campaign against all incumbents of either party who owe their jobs to Big Money. A new campaign called Brand New Congress is trying to do just that, aiming to oust those […]
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Mass Grave Found in Fallujah; 125 Killed in Iraq Colonel Chris Garver, the U.S. military spokesman in
on the deployment of a floating bridge on the Tigris River near Qayara.
Ten U.S. soldiers helped Iraqi security forces set up the bridge, which will be
an essential tool in the upcoming operation to free […]
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