Arcadia Receives Fund to Continue Research on Wheat with Reduced Celiac Disease PotentialFebruary 19, 2010
The United States National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has awarded biotech company Arcadia Biosciences and the University of Washington a USD 855,000 grant to help fund Phase II development of wheat varieties with reduced celiac disease-causing proteins.
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that, in sensitive individuals, results from a toxic reaction to certain proteins found in specific grains, including wheat. This reaction in celiac sufferers causes damage to the small intestine and inhibits proper food absorption. Approximately 1 percent of Americans have the disease, and the incidence is even higher in some northern European countries.
Arcadia expects to complete Phase II research in mid-2011. The company has not released commercialization timeline for the wheat varieties.
Read http://www.arcadiabio.com/news/press/11 for more information.
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- First Global Conference on Agric Research for Development
- Experts Say "Radically ReThink Agriculture"
- New Public-Private Collaboration Aims to Develop High Yielding Maize for Africa
- Improved Maize Varieties Give West and Central African Farmers Hope
- African, Arab Ministers Meet on Action Plan to Improve Agricultural Productivity
- NEPAD Biosafety Network Approves 2010 Work Plan
- Arcadia Receives Fund to Continue Research on Wheat with Reduced Celiac Disease Potential
- Hongkong to Enact GMO Regulation
- Bangladeshi Agric Minister: Encourage Farmer to Adopt Modern Technology
- India's Minister of Agriculture Backs GM Crops for Food Security
- Switzerland Extends Moratorium on GM Crops
- Italian Farmers Lose USD 475 M Annually By Not Being Allowed to Grow GM Corn
- Biological Method to Control Pathogenic Fusarium oxysporum Strains
- Study Demonstrates Evolutionary Link between Plants and Humans
- New Insights on the Molecular Basis of Plant Immune Response
- Researchers Pinpoint Genes that Control Growth of Root Hairs
- Biosafety Scholarships
- International Conference on Agri-biotech in Developing Countries
- Book on Gene Flow Between Crops and Wild Relatives
- Workshop Report on ERA of GM Crops
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (February 21, 2024)
- Gene Editing Supplement (February 14, 2024)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: