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In the zeal to eliminate dangerous bacteria, it is possible that we are also permanently killing off beneficial bacteria as well, posits Martin Blaser, MD, Frederick H. King Professor of Medicine, professor of Microbiology and chair of the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. His commentary is published in the August 25 edition of the journal Nature.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers say different populations of people need different therapies to get rid of H pylori, which is the primary cause of gastric cancer.
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.
The stomach bacteria responsible for ulcers could also play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease.
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.
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.
The clinical outcome of gastric disease may involve differences in the prevalence or expression of bacterial virulence factors.
Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) are considered to be the most important etiological agents of chronic gastritis.
It's been implicated as the bacterium that causes ulcers and the majority of stomach cancers, but studies by researchers at Stanford University, UC Davis, and the University of Pittsburgh have found that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) also may play a protective role â€“ against the worldwide killer, tuberculosis (TB).
Spanish scientists say they've identified substances that can block a chemical pathway needed by bacteria that cause stomach ulcers and other diseases. Professor Javier Sancho and colleagues at Zaragoza University said they knew from past research that blocking flavodoxin, a key protein needed by Helicobacter pylori bacteria for survival, could be the key to developing antibiotics specifically targeting the gastritis- and ulcer-causing bacteria. Sancho's team screened 10,000 chemicals for...
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