Latest Helicobacter pylori Stories
Researchers have identified cells in the immune system that react to the stomach ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori, one of the risk factors for the development of stomach cancer.
An international team of researchers led by scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have sequenced the genome of an Amerindian strain of the gastric bug Helicobacter pylori, confirming the out-of-Africa migration of this bacterial stowaway to the New World.
SEATTLE, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which lives in the human stomach and is associated with ulcers and gastric cancer, is shaped like a corkscrew, or helix.
Unlocking the keys to H. pylori's helical structure may lead to better antibiotic drugs for diseases from ulcers and stomach cancer to diarrhea and cholera.
Eradication of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a well-accepted initial therapy in cases of localized (stage â… E) low-grade gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma associated with H. pylori infection.
The incidence of a certain type of gastric cancer has declined in the last 30 years for all age groups and races, except for whites 25 to 39 years of age.
Patients who have gastric cancer surgery followed by chemotherapy have an associated decreased risk of death and improved disease-free survival compared to patients who have surgery alone.
Atrophic gastritis and intestinal metaplasia are two important precursory lesions in the process of intestinal type gastric cancer.
A Kansas State University study aimed at alleviating intestinal damage in trauma patients digressed to an important finding that could affect medication given to the individuals.
Max Planck scientists succeed with a novel technique in the fight against the cause of peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer.
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...