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Seattle musician Camille Bloom has Celiac Disease. She and over 3 million other Americans can’t eat anything that contains even a trace of gluten; (no donuts, no bread, no crackers, no pizza) without suffering from severe intestinal problems. But thanks to a tenacious researcher at UW Medicine, help is on the way! In this episode, learn how the research team lead by UW Medicine’s Dr. Ingrid Swanson Pultz discovered a way to break down gluten in the stomach, and allow people like Camille to tolerate a less restrictive diet.
Living with Celiac
– Meet Camille Bloom, local musician and music educator, who describes life with Celiac disease.
– Ingrid Swanson Pultz discusses how she helped make an amazing discovery that may help patients with Celiac.
– UW becomes the first US team to ever win the International Genetically Engineered Machines competition with the creation of the gluten eating enzyme, KumaMax.
Testing the Discovery
– When might the enzyme be available for human consumption?