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Researchers encouraged by ketogenic diet in animal models of autism

Now, a team of researchers at the Cumming School of Medicine has found that a high-fat diet, known as the ketogenic diet, leads to a remodelling of the gut microbiome by significantly reducing the total number of bacteria. Consensus is building among scientists that some bacteria play a role in certain types of autistic behaviour, although the mechanisms are still being discovered.

New guidelines for managing celiac disease

Dr. Decker Butzner, Cumming School of Medicine and Professor Emeritus at ACHRI, is one of seven celiac disease experts who have published guidelines to help children diagnosed with celiac disease maintain a gluten-free diet. Photo courtesy of the University of Calgary Department of Pediatrics

Grant supports groundbreaking research into how chemicals affect developing brains

A recipient of the 2016 NSERC grants, this funding supports Deborah Kurrasch's groundbreaking work on how chemicals in consumer plastics affect developing brains.  Kurrasch is one of 118 UCalgary researchers to receive federal government funding for fundamental research. Watch Video of research involving zebrafish in Kurrasch lab.

Calgary leads stem-cell cure for kids with sickle cell anemia

The Alberta Children’s Hospital is believed to be the only pediatric centre in the world that is successfully using a novel stem cell transplant procedure to cure children of sickle cell anemia. To date, nine children with the genetic blood disorder have been cured through a process that first destroys the existing blood system, then grows a new system from the transplanted stem cells of a family member who is an immune match. Dr. Greg Guilcher, a pediatric oncologist, leads the sickle cell blood and marrow transplant program.

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