Pitcher Plants Eat Gluten

Jade

Sprout
At University of Calgary, they have completed a study on how the fluid in the pitcher plants can be used to design a medication that eats gluten. They have almost completed the tests on mice. So basically, the pill they are creating, would be similar to taking a beanie before eating veggies or lactose pills before having dairy. This medication will make food safer for people afflicted with Celiac Disease. It took 6 months and about 1000 pitchers (Sarracenia) to collect enough pitcher fluid for this. Neat huh! Pitcher plants are amazing.
 
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