Microbes in the News

Bacteria blamed for ulcers, cancer

Article synopsis:
A new study of the stomach microbe, Helicobacter pylori, has shown that ulcers and possibly a type of stomach cancer can be treated with anti-microbial drugs.

Article citation:
"Stomach Microbe Offers Clues To Cancer as Well as Ulcers," The New York Times, Feb. 22, 1994, p. B6.

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This topic continues to appear in appear in the news. Here is a recent related story:
Bacteria may cause ulcer ills from Scripps-McClatchy Western by way of Nando.net, Dec. 2, 1995.

Other background information on this topic:Jack Brown, a microbiologist at the University of Kansas, provides a detailed explanation of this topic in his page entitled Bacteria Cause Ulcers? You're Kidding!Information on Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse includes a brief history of Helicobacter pylori research.

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