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2008-07-13 03:00:09

By Ehrenberg, Rachel Scientists look at exhaled compounds to diagnose ills Scientists would like to take your breath away. Literally. Exhaled vapor holds clues to your health, revealing much more than what you ate for lunch. In recent years, researchers have been scrutinizing the misty mixture of molecules with fervor, seeking evidence of conditions ranging from sleep apnea to cancer. Breath can also reveal exposure to pollutants such as benzene and chloroform, providing a measure of...

2008-06-19 09:01:11

PuriCore (LSE:PURI), the life sciences company focused on the control of infectious pathogens with its novel, safe antimicrobial technology, today announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Greg Bosch, will be presenting at the Piper Jaffray European Conference at the ANdAZ Hotel in London, on June 25, 2008. A webcast of the presentation will be available live as at 3 pm BST (10 am EDT), and replays of the webcast will be available as at 4 pm BST (11 am EDT). A link to the webcast will be...

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2008-02-26 11:00:00

Holds promise for treating stomach ulcersMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) biologists have provoked soil-dwelling bacteria into producing a new type of antibiotic by pitting them against another strain of bacteria in a battle for survival.The antibiotic holds promise for treatment of Helicobacter pylori, which causes stomach ulcers in humans. Also, figuring out the still murky explanation for how the new antibiotic was produced could help scientists develop strategies for finding...

2007-04-03 09:00:55

LAFAYETTE, Colo., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Meretek Diagnostics, manufacturer of the BreathTek(TM) UBT urea breath test for the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), has signed a testing services agreement with Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML) of Spokane, Wash., the largest independent laboratory in the Northwest. Under terms of the agreement, PAML will provide testing services for Meretek's BreathTek UBT urea breath test. BreathTek UBT is a simple, non-radioactive,...

2007-01-22 09:00:54

LAFAYETTE, Colo., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Meretek Diagnostics, manufacturer of the BreathTek(TM) UBT kit for the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), will be exhibiting at the PriMed Southwest show January 25-27, 2007, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Meretek is demonstrating its BreathTek(TM) UBT (urea breath test) in booth #350. BreathTek(TM) UBT tests for active H. pylori infection, which is commonly associated with peptic ulcers. It can be administered...

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2007-01-17 15:00:00

By MATT CRENSON NEW YORK - Napoleon Bonaparte died a more prosaic death than some people would like to think, succumbing to stomach cancer rather than arsenic poisoning, according to new research into what killed the French emperor. Theories that Napoleon was poisoned with arsenic have abounded since 1961, when an analysis of his hair showed elevated levels of the toxic element. But the latest review of the 1821 autopsy report just after he died concludes the official cause of death -...

2007-01-14 03:00:08

By Mino-Kenudson, Mari; Tomita, Shigeki; Lauwers, Gregory Y * Context.-Reactive gastropathy is the second most common diagnosis made on gastric biopsies. Increased epithelial proliferation and modifications of epithelial cytokeratin profile, distinct from those of Helicobacter pylori gastritis, have been previously reported. However, the evaluation of mucins, important components of the protective mucosal mucous layer, has not been reported. Objective.-To investigate alterations of...

2006-12-19 18:01:02

LAFAYETTE, Colo., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meretek Diagnostics announced today that effective January 1, 2007, its BreathTek(TM) UBT (urea breath test) kit for the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) will be entitled to a more favorable Medicare reimbursement rate in Georgia. The 2007 Medicare Part B clinical laboratory fee schedule for Georgia raises reimbursement for the analysis of the UBT C13 Test (CPT code 83013). "This effectively opens up the Georgia UBT market for...

2006-07-19 18:28:54

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infection by Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria associated with peptic ulcers and gastric cancer, also appears to increase the risk of diseases of the circulation, also referred to as "vascular disease," according to an analysis by Italian researchers. Lead investigator Dr. Vincenzo Pasceri told Reuters Health that "clinical studies on the association between H. pylori and vascular diseases have produced conflicting results. While some...

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2006-07-19 00:05:00

NEW YORK -- Diet changes or nutritional supplements, such as vitamins, antioxidants, retinol or garlic, do not alter the course of disease in patients with cancer or precancerous conditions, according to the findings of one of two studies published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. However, antibiotic treatment to eradicate Helicobacter pylori, a common bacterial infection associated with stomach ulcers and cancer, slows the growth of precancerous stomach tissue, the authors of...


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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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