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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...

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,...

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...

2012-03-14 22:17:20

A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center reveals that the presence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria is associated with elevated levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), an important biomarker for blood glucose levels and diabetes. The association was even stronger in obese individuals with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI). The results, which suggest the bacteria may play a role in the development of diabetes in adults, are available online in The Journal of...

2011-07-02 02:46:29

Infection with the gastric bacterium Helicobacter pylori provides reliable protection against allergy-induced asthma, immunologists from the University of Zurich have demonstrated in an animal model together with allergy specialists from the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Their results published in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Investigation confirm the hypothesis recently put forward that the dramatic increase in allergic diseases in industrial...

2011-05-05 16:18:00

Administration of Helicobacter pylori DNA reduces symptoms, new research reveals pathway for future treatments ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNA from Helicobacter pylori, a common stomach bacteria, minimizes the effects of colitis in mice, according to a new study by University of Michigan Medical School scientists. The study published in Gut this month was performed by a team of investigators assembled by senior author John Y. Kao, M.D. of the University of...

2010-11-01 21:29:07

Helicobacter pylori in the mouse stomach put the brakes on colitis by reducing the immune response in the lower GI tract, U-M study shows Helicobacter pylori, a common stomach bacterium, reduced the severity of inflammation of the colon caused by Salmonella in mice, according to research from U-M Medical School scientists. More than half the people in the world are infected with H. pylori, although it is very unusual to find it in the United States. But this research shows there may be an...

2010-06-16 22:16:41

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. Experiments in animals have highlighted how specific genes in the bacterial strain may be crucial to the onset of inflammation and disease. H. pylori is a bacterium that colonizes the stomachs of over...

2010-05-27 17:01:09

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 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. For years researchers have hypothesized that the bacterium's twisty shape is what enables it to survive "“ and thrive "“ within the stomach's acid-drenched environment, but...


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