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Helicobacter pylori Archives

New target for chronic infection

Feb. 2, 2017—An enzyme in macrophage immune cells may be a good target for treating chronic infections, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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A DARPP role in gastric cancer

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a link between Helicobacter pylori infection, inflammation and gastric cancer that could suggest new anti-cancer therapies.

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H. pylori and anemia – new evidence

Sep. 22, 2016—The bacterium Helicobacter pylori has been linked to anemia and may be contributing to the incidence and severity of anemia worldwide.

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Host sequesters zinc to control stomach bug

Nov. 21, 2014—Understanding how zinc and the host’s immune response control H. pylori’s cancer-causing potential could suggest new therapeutic strategies to reduce infection and cancer risk.

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Human and Helicobacter co-evolution

Jan. 23, 2014—by Denise Anthony A Vanderbilt University-led research team has solved a long-standing riddle: Why do people of mostly Amerindian ancestry in the Andes have a gastric cancer rate that is 25 times higher than that of fellow Colombians of mostly African descent only 124 miles away on the coast? The answer is disruption of co-evolution...

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Cell changes en route to stomach cancer

Sep. 26, 2013—Molecular characterization of pre-cancerous changes in cells lining the stomach could point to lesions with a greater risk of progression to cancer.

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Noninvasive test detects stomach bug

Aug. 12, 2013—A noninvasive test can be used to identify the presence of Helicobacter pylori and evaluate its virulence, which will be useful in areas with high rates of H. pylori-associated gastric cancer.

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Salt revs stomach bug’s cancer impact

May. 13, 2013—A high-salt diet worsens the carcinogenic effects of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that colonizes the stomachs of half of the world’s population.

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Stomach bug alters tumor suppressor

Oct. 23, 2012—The stomach bug Helicobacter pylori increases forms of a protein that promote tumor development, perhaps explaining how it elevates risk for gastric cancer.

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African ancestry, stomach bug link

Aug. 16, 2012—Socioeconomic factors, African ancestry linked to risk for cancer-causing infection.

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Gut germs govern growth

Apr. 6, 2012—Treating H. pylori infection in children may help their growth rebound, a recent study suggests.

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