Helicobacter Pylori

  • 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
  • Protein Necessary for Bacteria to Produce Ulcers
    When it comes to the ability of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori to effectively colonize the stomach and eventually cause ulcers it all comes down to a single protein. H. pylori strains infect half of all humans worldwide and contribute to the development of peptic ulcers ...More
    September 1, 2011 Posted in News, Infections & Pathogens
  • Standard Three-Drug H. pylori Therapy Beats Newer Four-Drug Regimens
    Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium known to cause peptic ulcers, is also the primary cause of gastric cancer, which is a leading cancer killer globally. A large clinical trial at seven sites across Latin America has now found that a standard three-drug regimen for treating ...More
    July 20, 2011 Posted in News, Infections & Pathogens
  • Cholesterol Boosts Antibiotic Resistance in H. pylori
    New research suggests that cholesterol boosts resistance in Helicobacter pylori both to many antibiotics and to the endogenous antimicrobial peptide, LL-37. A complete understanding of the pathway of cholesterol uptake might lead to novel strategies thwarting H. pylori by ...More
    June 16, 2011 Posted in News
  • Are Gastroenterological Personnel at Increased Risk of Helicobacter pylori Infection?
    Helicobacter pylori is a widely spread bacterium that mainly inhabits the gastric mucosa and can lead to serious illnesses such as peptic ulcer disease, gastric carcinoma and gastric MALT lymphoma, and the oral-oral route seems to be the main transmission route. Claudia ...More
    May 31, 2011 Posted in News
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