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Helicobacter Pylori

  • Genes Found in H. pylori That Influence Biofilm Formation
    Most bacteria cannot survive in the acidic environment of the human stomach, but Helicobacter pylori, a major cause of ulcers, thrives under such circumstances. Now research has shown that one of that bacterium's regulatory proteins that helps it adapt to these stressful ...More
    July 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • Scientists Reveal Helicobacter pylori's Secret Weapon
    Discovered in 1982, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a disease-causing bacterium that survives in our stomachs despite the harsh acidic conditions. It is estimated that one in two people have got it, though most won't ever experience any problems. Even so, it is ...More
    August 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Burst of Mutations During Initial Infection Allows Bacteria to Evade Human Immune Response
    Bacteria that cause ulcers in humans undergo accelerated evolution during the initial stages of infection, allowing them to evade the immune system, according to new research by an international team of researchers including Penn State scientists. The study shows, for the ...More
    June 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • URI Scientists, Collaborators Closer to Designing Vaccine for H. pylori
    Researchers from the University of Rhode Island are championing a recent breakthrough in the laboratory with hopes it could lead to a vaccine against the pathogen responsible for stomach cancer and to therapeutics for inflammatory diseases. The results were published Friday ...More
    April 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • H. pylori Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Studies
    Researchers from Southern Medical University in Guangdong, Guangzhou, China, have developed an oral vaccine against Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria responsible for peptic ulcers and some forms of gastric cancer, and have successfully tested it in mice. The research is ...More
    December 20, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop Model to Study Immune Response to Helicobacter pylori
    Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have developed a new large animal model to study how the immune system interacts with the stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori, the leading cause of peptic ulcer disease. The discovery in the October edition of the ...More
    September 25, 2013 Posted in News
  • Stomach Bacteria Switch Off Human Immune Defenses to Cause Disease
    Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that establishes a life-long stomach infection in humans, which in some cases can lead to duodenal ulcers or stomach cancer. New research, presented at this week's Society for General Microbiology Autumn Conference, gives us a clearer ...More
    September 4, 2013 Posted in News
  • Study Suggests Link Between H. pylori Bacteria and Adult Type II Diabetes
    A recent study shows that the presence of H. pylori bacteria is associated with elevated levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), an important biomarker for blood glucose levels and diabetes. This association was stronger in obese individuals with a higher Body Mass Index ...More
    March 14, 2012 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves First Helicobacter pylori Breath Test for Children
    The first breath test for use in children ages 3 to 17 years to detect Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infections, responsible for chronic stomach inflammation (gastritis) and ulcers, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA first ...More
    February 28, 2012 Posted in News
  • Ulcer-Causing Bacteria are Baffled by Mucus
    Even the tiniest microscopic organisms make waves when they swim. In fact, dealing with these waves is a fact of life for the ulcer-causing bacteria H. pylori. The bacteria are known to change their behavior in order to compensate for the waves created by other bacteria ...More
    January 18, 2012 Posted in News
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