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Helicobacter Pylori

  • Nickel is the Key to H. pylori Pathogenesis
    Professor Frédéric Veyrier's most recent research, in collaboration with the team of professor Hilde De Reuse at the Institut Pasteur, has shed light on key genes essential to the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori bacterium, which causes gastric infections. ...More
    December 21, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Receptors Discovered for Helicobacter pylori Open Up New Ways of Preventing, Treating Infections
    Helicobacter pylori is a spiral bacterium that can colonize the human stomach - sometimes with fatal consequences. A research group led by professor Markus Gerhard of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and assistant professor Dr. Bernhard B. Singer of the Institute ...More
    October 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • UGA Research on Common Bacterium Opens Door to Fighting Gastric Cancer
    A common bacterium that more than half of people have in their gut can use hydrogen gas present in the gastrointestinal tract to inject a cancer-causing toxin into otherwise healthy cells, according to a recently published study led by University of Georgia researchers. ...More
    October 12, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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
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