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2013-04-19 17:41:19

Numerous epidemiologic studies have shown that a diet high in salt is associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. Now Timothy L. Cover and colleagues of Vanderbilt University show that high dietary salt combined with infection by the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori greatly increases the risk of cancer. The study was published ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity. In the study, the researchers infected Mongolian gerbils with H. pylori. One set of gerbils...

2013-03-12 23:04:32

Request A Test has added breath and blood testing for H. Pylori to their testing menu. Patients can have more options to order the test which is best for their circumstances. Brecksville, Ohio (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is now offering the Urea Breath Test for H. Pylori as well as the H. Pylori IgG Antibodies blood test. While both of these tests are used in the detection of the same bacterial infection, one type of...

2013-02-13 10:23:09

In an analysis of the results of interventions to eradicate the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (a risk factor for gastric cancer) in seven diverse community populations in Latin America, researchers found that geographic site, demographic factors, adherence to initial therapy and infection recurrence may be as important as the choice of antibiotic regimen in H pylori eradication interventions, according to a study appearing in the February 13 issue of JAMA. "Gastric adenocarcinoma is the...

Fighting Obesity With Gut Bacteria
2013-02-10 05:58:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The same stomach microbe that experts believe is responsible for ulcers, gastric cancer, and other health issues could also help control a person´s body weight and glucose tolerance, researchers from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Tech report in a recently-published study. Helicobacter pylori, a microaerophilic bacterium found in the stomach, has been linked to the development of duodenal ulcers and stomach...

2013-01-09 12:43:25

H. pylori isn't a major cause of death and may protect against stroke and some cancers A new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers reveals that an especially virulent strain of the gut bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) isn't implicated in the overall death rate of the U.S. population, and may even protect against stroke and some cancers. The findings, based a nationwide health survey of nearly 10,000 individuals over a period of some 12 years, are published online, January 9,...

Ulcer Bug's Achilles' Heel Found Through Experiment
2012-12-10 21:25:38

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory X-rays Pinpoint Drug Target for Bacteria that Affect Hundreds of Millions Worldwide Experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have revealed a potential new way to attack common stomach bacteria that cause ulcers and significantly increase the odds of developing stomach cancer. The breakthrough, made using powerful X-rays from SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), was the...

2012-09-24 21:38:17

People with AIDS are at increased risk for developing esophageal and stomach carcinoma as well as non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs), according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "People diagnosed with AIDS are living longer due to improved therapies. However, they remain at increased risk of developing a number of different cancers," said E. Christina Persson, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute and lead author of this...

2012-08-31 08:20:01

Eradication by Concomitant Therapy with Proton Pump Inhibitors, Amoxicillin Hydrate and either Clarithromycin or MetronidazoleTokyo/Osaka, Aug 31, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Headquarters: Osaka, President: Yasuchika Hasegawa), AstraZeneca K.K. (Headquarters: Osaka, President: Paul Hudson), Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka; President: Michihiro Tsuchiya), and Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo; President and CEO: Haruo Naito)...

2012-07-09 23:02:26

Exalenz to Supply Innovative H. pylori Breath Testing Solution to Veterans Administration Hospitals and Clinics Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 Exalenz Bioscience, a worldwide provider of breath testing equipment for the diagnosis and management of digestive system and liver conditions, today announced it has been awarded a GSA contract. With this contract, Exalenz´ novel point-of-care breath test for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), the BreathID® System, is now on the...


Latest Helicobacter pylori Reference Libraries

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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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